Node.js is an event-driven system built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used by scalable web apps that require real-time communication between a server and the Internet users and can tremendously accelerate the overall performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly provides little bits of information. For example, in case a new user fills in a subscription form, the second any info is entered in one of the boxes, it’s submitted to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the info is handled a whole lot faster. In contrast, conventional systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one sizeable chunk of information is then submitted to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change if the site expands and there are numerous users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for online booking portals, real-time web browser-based games or online chat clients, for instance, and numerous corporations, among them LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

You can make use of Node.js with each cloud web hosting plan that we offer, since the event-driven platform is present on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active hosting account with a couple of clicks of the mouse. Once you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can choose the number of instances that you’d like to run. One instance means that one single app will use Node.js and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you like. A new section will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly after that and to begin using Node.js, you will have to add the path to the .js file that will use it and to choose whether the connection will proceed through the server’s shared IP or through a dedicated one. The controls inside Hepsia will also permit you to reboot or to delete an instance and to see the output of any given application.