Node.js is an innovative event-driven system, which is used to set up scalable web apps. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and a large number of online users more efficiently than any traditional system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that unlike traditional systems which process the info in large chunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. For instance, in case a user has to fill a couple of fields on a website, Node.js processes the information in the first field once it’s entered, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single user, but it indeed does make a difference if a huge number of users are using a website at the very same time. Several instances of sites where Node.js can be applied are dining reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, i.e. sites that need fast live communication.
Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting
Since Node.js is available on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to use it for any web application that you have, irrespective of which cloud web hosting plan you’ve chosen at signup. 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’d like to get – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes afterwards, you will be able to indicate the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared web hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP address 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 restart an instance or to remove it if you do not need it anymore. You’ll also receive access to the output code with just one mouse click.