Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable web apps that require real-time interaction between a web server and the online users and can substantially speed up the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly provides small bits of info. For instance, in case a new user fills a registration form, as soon as any information is inserted in one of the fields, it’s submitted to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is processed much faster. In contrast, traditional systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one big hunk of information is then sent to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the processing time may be, things change when the website expands and there’re plenty of persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, real-time web browser-based games or instant messaging applications, for instance, and plenty of corporations, among them eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already included it in their services.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
As Node.js is present on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which shared hosting plan you’ve chosen upon registration. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all hosting accounts, will permit you to select the number of instances that you would like to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you can indicate the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your account, as well as to pick the IP address to gain access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to discontinue it in case you don’t need it any longer. You will also obtain access to the output code with just a mouse click.