Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable web applications. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and a large number of users much more effectively than any conventional platform. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in contrast to conventional systems that handle the information in large chunks, it handles everything in little bits. As an illustration, if a user has to fill a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the information in the first field the moment it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more effectively. In contrast, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it indeed does make a difference if a large number of individuals are navigating a site at once. Several instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. websites that offer quick live communication.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of Node.js with every cloud hosting package that we offer, since the platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an active account with a few clicks of the mouse. Once you sign in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can select the number of instances that you want to activate. One instance means that one app will use the platform and you will be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you wish. A new menu will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly afterwards and to start using Node.js, you will need to enter the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to choose if the connection should proceed through the physical server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to reboot or to turn off an instance and to view any given app’s output.