Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to build scalable Internet apps. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and an immense number of online users much more effectively than any other system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in difference between traditional systems that handle the info in huge hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. As an illustration, in case a user needs to fill out a few fields on a site, Node.js handles the information in the first field as soon as it’s typed, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single person, but it truly does make a difference if an enormous number of individuals are using a site at the very same time. Several instances of sites where Node.js can be used are dinner reservation portals, chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. websites that offer fast real-time communication.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
When you host a web app on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the shared hosting package that you are using. You can make this through the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this feature to the account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you would like to add to the account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can type the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select whether the file in question will be accessible through the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also assign a port for the connection. You will be able to disable or to reboot each instance separately, in case it is needed.