Node.js is an innovative event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable Internet apps. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a web server and a large number of Internet users more effectively than any other system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in difference between traditional platforms which process the info in huge hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill in a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the info in the first field as soon as it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In contrast, traditional 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 one single user, but it certainly does make a difference when a large number of people are using a site at the same time. A couple of examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be employed are dinner booking portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. sites that support fast real-time communication.
Node.js in Website Hosting
You can take advantage of Node.js with every website hosting package offered by our company, as the event-driven platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an active web hosting account with a couple of clicks of the mouse. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll see Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can choose how many instances you want to add. One instance means that one application will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you like. A new section will appear in the Control Panel soon after that and to start using Node.js, you will have to indicate the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to choose if the connection should proceed through the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. The controls inside Hepsia will also permit you to restart or to shut down an instance and to see any given application’s output.