Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable web apps that require live communication between a server and the Internet users and can significantly accelerate the overall performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies little amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills in a signup form, the second any info is entered in any of the boxes, it is sent to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, other systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one big chunk of information is then sent to the server. No matter how little the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change if the site expands and there’re numerous individuals using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, real-time web browser-based video games or instant messaging systems, for example, and many corporations, including Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account and to use it for any web application that you’ve got, irrespective of which hosting package you have picked during the registration process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all shared website hosting account, will permit you to select the number of instances that you’d like to add – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes afterwards, you will be able to specify the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your web hosting account, as well as to choose the IP to get access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to cancel it in case you don’t require it any longer. You will also get access to the output code with just one click.