Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable apps that need real-time communication between a server and the online users and can considerably boost the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP requests and responses and incessantly provides tiny amounts of info. For instance, if a new user fills a signup form, the moment any info is entered in any of the fields, it’s sent to the server even if the other boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is processed a lot faster. In comparison, traditional systems wait for the entire form to be filled out and one huge hunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change when the site expands and there are plenty of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking portals, real-time browser games or instant messaging systems, for instance, and numerous corporations, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

All cloud web hosting that we’re offering include Node.js and you’re able to add this innovative platform to your hosting account via the Add Services/Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. You can choose the amount of instances for this upgrade, in other words how many different sites/platforms will use Node.js at the same time, and you can run as many instances as you need. Hepsia will also allow you to select the path to your .js app and to decide if you will use a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible using a random port number given by our cloud platform. In addition, you can stop or restart any instance that you have activated, change the path to the .js app or see the output of the active instances with just a couple of clicks from your web hosting Control Panel using an incredibly simple-to-navigate interface.