Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used by scalable applications that require live interaction between a web server and the worldwide web users and can substantially improve the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and incessantly supplies little bits of info. For example, if a new user fills in a signup form, once any info is inserted in one of the boxes, it is delivered to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In contrast, conventional systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one sizeable hunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Irrespective of how small the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change in case the Internet site grows bigger and there are plenty of individuals using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking websites, interactive browser games or web-based chat portals, for instance, and lots of companies, among them eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

As Node.js is available on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your hosting account and to utilize it for any web application that you’ve got, regardless of which cloud web hosting plan you have chosen upon registration. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you’d like to activate – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you will be able to define the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your shared website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to gain access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to shut it down if you do not need it any longer. You will also have access to the output code with just a single mouse click.