Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable applications. It’s built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a web server and an enormous number of Internet users much more effectively than any conventional system. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in difference between conventional systems that process the information in large hunks, it processes everything in small bits. For instance, when a user has to fill a couple of fields on a website, Node.js processes the information in the first field once it is entered, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In contrast, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single user, but it indeed does make a difference when an immense number of people are using a website at once. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. websites that offer quick real-time communication.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
If you host an Internet application on our advanced cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you’re using. This can be done via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to the account. You will be able to select the number of instances that you want to add to your account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if that file will be reachable via the shared IP address of the server or via a dedicated one. Our platform will also designate a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to disable or to restart each instance separately, in case it is necessary.