Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable apps. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a server and a large number of users more effectively than any other system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that unlike traditional platforms which process the information in massive hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For example, if a user has to fill out a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js handles the info in the first field the second it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In contrast, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out 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 truly does make a difference when a large number of users are browsing a site at once. A couple of instances of sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner booking portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, i.e. sites that support quick real-time communication.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
As Node.js is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you have, irrespective of which shared hosting package you have picked during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all web hosting accounts, will allow you to choose the number of instances that you wish to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes afterwards, you can enter the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your website hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to gain access to the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to discontinue it in case you no longer require it. You’ll also obtain access to the output code with only a single click.