Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable Internet applications. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles requests and responses between a web server and a large number of users much more efficiently than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that unlike traditional systems which process the info in giant hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill in a few fields on a website, Node.js processes the information from the first field as soon as it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more effectively. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it absolutely does make a difference when a large number of users are browsing a website all at once. Several instances of websites where Node.js can be applied are dining reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. websites that offer quick live interaction.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
All shared hosting that we’re offering include Node.js and you are able to add this avant-garde event-driven platform to your shared hosting account using the Add Services/Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to choose the amount of instances for this specific upgrade, in other words how many separate platforms/sites will utilize Node.js at the same time, and you can order as many instances as you need. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to select 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 random port number selected by our cloud platform. What’s more, you can stop or restart any instance that you’ve created, change the path to the .js application or check the running instances’ output with just a few clicks from your hosting Control Panel using an extremely user-friendly interface.