Node.js is an event-driven runtime system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable web applications that require real-time interaction between a web server and the Internet users and can considerably speed up the performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly supplies small amounts of info. For example, in case a new user fills a signup form, as soon as any information is entered in any of the boxes, it is forwarded to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is processed a lot faster. In comparison, conventional systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one huge chunk of information is then submitted to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change if the site grows bigger and there’re lots of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by online booking portals, interactive web browser-based games or live chat platforms, for instance, and plenty of corporations, among them Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already implemented it in their services.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
You’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js with each shared hosting plan offered by our company, since the platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing web hosting account with a few mouse clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll see Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can choose the number of instances that you want to order. One instance means that one app will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your account as you wish. A new section will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel soon afterwards and to start using Node.js, you will need to add the path to the .js file that will use it and to decide whether the connection will go through the shared IP of the physical server or through a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to restart or to discontinue an instance and to see the output of any given app.