Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable applications that require real-time communication between a web server and the Internet users and can significantly improve the overall performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly provides small bits of info. For instance, in case a new user fills in a registration form, the moment any info is entered in one of the fields, it is delivered to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is handled a whole lot faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one huge chunk of information is then submitted to the server. No matter how little the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change in case the site grows bigger and there are lots of persons using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking websites, real-time browser video games or online chat apps, for example, and plenty of companies, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

You can use Node.js with each cloud hosting package that we’re offering, since the platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing web hosting account with a few clicks. After you sign in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can select the number of instances that you want to order. One instance means that one app will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you like. A new menu will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel soon after that and to start using Node.js, you’ll have to indicate the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select if the connection will proceed through the physical server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to restart or to deactivate an instance and to see any given app’s output.