Node.js is an event-driven runtime system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable apps that require real-time communication between a server and the worldwide web users and can tremendously boost the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and incessantly provides little amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills a registration form, the second any information is inserted in any of the fields, it’s submitted to the server even if the other boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In contrast, conventional systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one massive hunk of information is then forwarded to the server. No matter how small the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change in case the website grows bigger and there’re plenty of persons using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking sites, interactive browser games or live chat software, for example, and many corporations, among them eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Hosting

You can use Node.js with every hosting package offered by our company, since the event-driven platform is available on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an existing shared account with a few clicks of the mouse. After you sign 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 run. One instance means that one single application will use the platform and you will be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you wish. A new section will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel soon afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you will have to add the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select if the connection should pass through the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to restart or to terminate an instance and to check the output of any given application.