Node.js is an open-source, event-driven platform built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable web applications that need live interaction between a server and the online users and can tremendously enhance the performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly provides little bits of information. For instance, in case a new user fills in a subscription form, as soon as any information is entered in one of the fields, it is sent to the server even if the other boxes are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the info is handled a whole lot faster. In contrast, traditional systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one huge chunk of information is then submitted to the server. No matter how small the difference in the processing speed may be, things change in case the website expands and there are many persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking sites, real-time browser-based games or live chat software, for instance, and a lot of companies, among them LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already incorporated it into their services.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
You’ll be able to use Node.js with every cloud hosting plan that we are offering, since the event-driven platform is available on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active shared hosting account with several clicks. After you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can choose how many instances you want to add. One instance means that one single app will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you wish. A new menu will show up in the Control Panel soon after that and to begin using Node.js, you’ll have to indicate the path to the .js file that will use it and to choose if the connection will proceed through the shared IP address of the physical server or via a dedicated one. The controls inside Hepsia will also permit you to reboot or to turn off an instance and to check the output of any given application.