Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable web applications that need real-time interaction between a web server and the worldwide web users and can noticeably accelerate the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies small amounts of info. For example, in case a new user fills out a subscription form, as soon as any information is inserted in one of the fields, it’s forwarded to the server even if the other fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In comparison, conventional systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one big hunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change when the website grows bigger and there’re numerous individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking websites, real-time browser-based games or live chat apps, for example, and numerous companies, among them LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you’ve got, irrespective of which cloud hosting package you have chosen during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all hosting accounts, will permit you to select the number of instances that you would like to activate – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you’ll be able to specify the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your shared website hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to get access to the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to delete it if you don’t want it any longer. You’ll also be provided with access to the output code with just one mouse click.