Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used by scalable applications that need live interaction between a web server and the worldwide web users and can significantly boost the overall performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and constantly supplies little amounts of info. For instance, in case a new user fills in a registration form, the second any info is entered in one of the boxes, it is delivered to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one big chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change when the site expands and there are plenty of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking portals, real-time web browser games or live chat platforms, for instance, and a lot of corporations, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already included it in their services.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our innovative cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to utilize it for any web application that you’ve got, regardless of which cloud hosting plan you’ve picked during the order process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared hosting accounts, will permit you to select the number of instances that you want to have – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you can specify the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your account, as well as to choose the IP address to acquire access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to discontinue it if you don’t need it anymore. You will also be given access to the output code with only one click of the mouse.