Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven platform, which is used to build scalable applications. It is built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it handles requests and responses between a server and an immense number of online users much more effectively than any conventional system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in contrast to traditional platforms that handle the information in large hunks, it processes everything in small bits. For instance, when a user has to fill a few fields on a site, Node.js handles the information in the first field the moment it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more effectively. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for one single person, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when a huge number of people are visiting a site simultaneously. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be applied are dinner reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. sites that need fast live interaction.
Node.js in Hosting
You can use Node.js with each hosting plan offered by our company, as the event-driven platform is available on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing shared hosting account with several clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can choose the number of instances that you want to order. One instance means that one single app will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your hosting account as you want. A new section will appear in the Control Panel shortly afterwards and to start using Node.js, you will need to specify the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to select if the connection will go through the shared IP of the physical server or through a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to restart or to stop an instance and to check any given app’s output.