Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used by scalable applications that need live communication between a web server and the worldwide web users and can significantly accelerate the performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly provides tiny bits of information. For instance, in case a new user fills a subscription form, once any information is inserted in one of the fields, it’s submitted to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the info is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, other systems wait for the whole form to be filled out and one massive chunk of information is then submitted to the server. No matter how small the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change if the Internet site expands and there are a lot of persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking portals, interactive web browser-based games or instant messaging apps, for example, and a lot of companies, including Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already incorporated it into their services.
Node.js in Hosting
All hosting that we offer come with Node.js and you’re able to add this innovative event-driven platform to your shared web hosting account via the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to pick the amount of instances for this upgrade, in other words how many different platforms/websites will use Node.js simultaneously, and you can get as many instances as you require. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to specify the exact path to your .js application and to select whether you’ll use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible through a random port designated by our cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, you can stop or reboot any instance that you have activated, modify the path to the .js application or view the output of the running instances with only several clicks of the mouse from your web hosting Control Panel using a quite simple-to-use GUI.