Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable applications that need live communication between a web server and the Internet users and can substantially boost the overall performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies little bits of info. For example, if a new user fills out a subscription form, the moment any info is inserted in any of the fields, it’s submitted to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one large chunk of information is then submitted to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change when the Internet site grows bigger and there are a lot of users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online reservation portals, real-time browser-based games or live chat systems, for example, and many corporations, including Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already integrated it into their services.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
All cloud hosting that we’re offering come with Node.js and you’ll be able to add this leading-edge event-driven platform to your web hosting account via the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to pick the amount of instances for this specific upgrade, i.e. how many different websites/platforms will use Node.js at the same time, and you can activate as many instances as you want. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to select the path to your .js application and to decide whether you will use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a random port number allocated by our cloud platform. On top of that, you can stop or restart any instance that you’ve created, change the path to the .js app or view the active instances’ output with just a few mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel via an amazingly user-friendly GUI.