Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable web applications. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of users much more efficiently than any traditional system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms that process the information in sizeable hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. As an illustration, in case a user needs to fill several fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the information from the first field once it is inserted, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single person, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when a huge number of users are browsing a website all at once. Several examples of websites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner booking portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words sites that offer quick live interaction.
Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting
As Node.js is present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account and to utilize it for any web application that you have, regardless of which cloud web hosting plan you have selected during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you’d like to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you’ll be able to enter the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to get access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to discontinue it if you do not require it anymore. You’ll also gain access to the output code with just one click.