Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable web apps that require live communication between a server and the worldwide web users and can noticeably boost the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies small bits of info. For instance, in case a new user fills out a registration form, the moment any information is inserted in one of the boxes, it is delivered to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is processed much faster. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one giant hunk of information is then forwarded to the server. No matter how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change in case the Internet site expands and there are plenty of persons using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking websites, interactive browser-based video games or online chat applications, for instance, and a lot of companies, including eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already incorporated it into their services.
Node.js in Shared Web Hosting
You can take advantage of Node.js with each and every shared web hosting plan that we’re offering, 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. When you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can select the number of instances that you want to get. 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 want. A new section will show up in the Control Panel soon afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you will have to enter the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select whether the connection should proceed through the shared IP of the server or via a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to restart or to delete an instance and to view any given application’s output.