Node.js is an event-driven environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable web applications that require live interaction between a web server and the Internet users and can noticeably boost the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and incessantly supplies tiny amounts of information. For instance, in case a new user fills in a signup form, the second any information is entered in any of the boxes, it’s submitted to the server even if the other boxes are not filled and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is handled much faster. In comparison, conventional systems wait for the whole form to be filled out and one big chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. No matter how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change when the site expands and there are lots of individuals using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, real-time web browser video games or web-based chat clients, for example, and lots of corporations, among them LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host a web application on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you’re using. This can be done via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to your account. You’ll be able to select the number of instances that you want to add to the account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can enter the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose if the file in question will be reachable through the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also specify a port number for the connection. You will be able to cancel or to restart each instance independently, if required.