Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, 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 server and a large number of online users much more efficiently than any other platform. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms that process the info in massive chunks, it handles everything in small bits. As an illustration, in case a user has to fill a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info in the first field once it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more effectively. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it actually does make a difference if an enormous number of individuals are browsing a site at once. A couple of examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are dining booking portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words sites that offer quick real-time communication.
Node.js in Shared Web Hosting
As Node.js is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to use it for any web-based application that you have, regardless of which shared web hosting plan you’ve selected during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you’d like to use – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you can define the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your shared website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP to acquire access to the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to shut it down in case you don’t require it anymore. You will also obtain access to the output code with just one mouse click.