Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable apps that need live interaction between a server and the worldwide web users and can noticeably speed up the performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly supplies small amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills out a subscription form, as soon as any info is entered in any of the fields, it is delivered to the server even if the other fields are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In contrast, other systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one big chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change when the website grows bigger and there’re many users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online booking portals, interactive web browser-based video games or live chat apps, for instance, and many corporations, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

You’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js with each cloud hosting package that we’re offering, since the event-driven platform is present on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active web hosting account with several mouse clicks. When you sign into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can select the number of instances that you would like to run. One instance means that one application will use the platform and you will be able to add as many instances to your hosting account as you wish. A new section will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel soon afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you will need to add the path to the .js file that will use it and to decide if the connection will proceed through the server’s shared IP or via a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to restart or to deactivate an instance and to see any given app’s output.