Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable applications that require live communication between a server and the online users and can significantly speed up the performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP requests and responses and incessantly supplies little amounts of info. For example, in case a new user fills a signup form, as soon as any info is inserted in any of the boxes, it’s sent to the server even if the other boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the info is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one sizeable hunk of information is then delivered to the server. No matter how small the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change if the website expands and there are plenty of individuals using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by online booking portals, real-time web browser-based video games or online chat clients, for example, and a lot of corporations, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Hosting

You will be able to take advantage of Node.js with each and every hosting plan offered by our company, as the event-driven platform is available on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an existing web hosting account with a few clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you will find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can pick the number of instances that you wish to order. One instance means that one single application will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your hosting account as you like. A new section will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel soon afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you’ll need to specify the path to the .js file that will use it and to select if the connection will pass through the shared IP address of the physical server or via a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to reboot or to delete an instance and to check the output of any given application.