Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable apps that require real-time interaction between a server and the Internet users and can substantially speed up the performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP requests and responses and constantly provides tiny amounts of info. For instance, in case a new user fills a signup form, as soon as any info is inserted in one of the fields, it is sent 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 contrast, traditional systems wait for the whole form to be filled out and one huge chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change in case the Internet site expands and there’re many persons using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking websites, real-time web browser-based video games or online chat applications, for instance, and numerous companies, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

When you host an Internet app on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and you would like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you are using. You can make this from the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this feature to your account. You can select how many instances you would like to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can indicate the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select whether the file in question will be accessible through the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated one. Our platform will also allocate a port for the connection. You’ll be able to shut down or to restart each instance independently, if it’s necessary.