Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable web apps that need live communication between a web server and the Internet users and can substantially improve the overall performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and constantly delivers tiny bits of info. For instance, if a new user fills in a subscription form, the moment any info is inserted in any of the boxes, it is delivered to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is processed a lot faster. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one massive chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the processing time may be, things change if the website expands and there’re lots of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking websites, real-time browser-based games or web-based chat systems, for instance, and numerous companies, including Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

All cloud hosting offered by us come with Node.js and you will be able to add this innovative event-driven platform to your hosting account via the Add Services/Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. You can select the number of instances for this particular upgrade, i.e. how many different sites/platforms will make use of Node.js simultaneously, and you can order as many instances as you want. Hepsia will also allow you to specify the precise path to your .js app and to choose whether you’ll use a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible using a randomly generated port number set by our cloud platform. In addition, you can stop or restart any instance that you have created, modify the location of the .js application or check the running instances’ output with only a couple of clicks from your web hosting Control Panel using an incredibly easy-to-navigate GUI.