Node.js is an event-driven runtime environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable web apps that need live communication between a server and the worldwide web users and can noticeably speed up the overall performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and incessantly delivers small bits of info. For instance, if a new user fills in a signup form, the moment any information is entered in one of the fields, it is forwarded to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the information is processed much faster. In comparison, conventional systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one big hunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the processing speed may be, things change in case the site expands and there are plenty of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking sites, real-time browser-based video games or online chat software, for example, and plenty of companies, including eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already integrated it into their services.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
When you host a web application on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the cloud hosting package that you are using. This can be done via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this feature to your account. You will be able to choose the number of instances that you’d like to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can insert the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose whether the file in question will be reachable through the server’s shared IP or through a dedicated IP. Our platform will also assign a port for the connection. You will be able to stop or to reboot each instance separately, in case it’s required.