Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable applications that require live interaction between a web server and the Internet users and can noticeably improve the overall performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and constantly provides little amounts of information. For example, in case a new user fills a registration form, as soon as any info is inserted in any of the fields, it is submitted to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one huge hunk of information is then delivered to the server. No matter how little the difference in the processing speed may be, things change if the website grows bigger and there’re numerous individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking sites, interactive browser-based games or live chat applications, for example, and many companies, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already incorporated it into their services.
Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting
You can take advantage of Node.js with each and every cloud web hosting package offered by our company, since the platform is available on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an existing shared account with a few mouse clicks. Once you sign into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can choose the number of instances that you would like to order. One instance means that one single application will use the platform and you will be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you wish. A new section will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel soon after that and to begin using Node.js, you will need to enter the path to the .js file that will use it and to decide whether the connection should go through the server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. The controls inside Hepsia will also enable you to reboot or to deactivate an instance and to view any given app’s output.