Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used by scalable web applications that need live communication between a web server and the Internet users and can substantially enhance the performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and incessantly delivers little amounts of info. For example, in case a new user fills out a subscription form, the moment any information is inserted in one of the boxes, it is sent to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is handled a lot faster. In contrast, conventional systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one huge hunk of information is then submitted to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the processing speed may be, things change in case the website expands and there’re a lot of individuals using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking portals, real-time web browser-based games or live chat systems, for example, and plenty of corporations, among them eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already incorporated it into their services.
Node.js in Shared Website Hosting
You can take advantage of Node.js with each and every shared website hosting package offered by us, since the event-driven platform is present on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active account with a couple of mouse clicks. Once you sign in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can choose how many instances you want to get. One instance means that one single application will use Node.js and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your account as you want. A new section will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel soon after that and to start using Node.js, you’ll have to indicate the path to the .js file that will use it and to select whether the connection will pass through the shared IP of the server or via a dedicated IP. The controls inside Hepsia will also permit you to restart or to stop an instance and to see the output of any given app.