Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable applications that require real-time interaction between a web server and the online users and can significantly improve the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and constantly supplies tiny bits of information. For instance, if a new user fills out a signup form, the second any information is entered in any of the fields, it is submitted to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is processed a lot faster. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one huge chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Regardless of how tiny the difference in the processing speed may be, things change when the Internet site expands and there’re lots of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking portals, interactive browser-based games or live chat platforms, for example, and numerous companies, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Website Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web-based application that you have, regardless of which website hosting package you have picked during the registration process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all accounts, will permit you to select the number of instances that you want to use – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you’ll be able to include the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your account, as well as to pick the IP to access the file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to discontinue it in case you don’t require it anymore. You will also be given access to the output code with just a single click.