Node.js is an innovative event-driven system, which is used to create scalable Internet 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 users more efficiently than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in difference between conventional systems that process the info in large hunks, it handles everything in tiny bits. For example, when a user has to fill in a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info from the first field once it’s entered, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In contrast, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single user, but it truly does make a difference if an immense number of users are visiting a website at the same time. Several examples of websites where Node.js can be applied are dinner reservation portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words sites that support fast live communication.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

All Linux cloud hosting offered by us support Node.js and you’ll be able to add this advanced platform to your hosting account via the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to select the number of instances for this upgrade, in other words how many separate websites/platforms will utilize Node.js at the same time, and you can activate as many instances as you want. Hepsia will also allow you to pick the precise path to your .js app and to decide whether you’ll use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a randomly generated port number specified by our cloud hosting system. On top of that, you can stop or reboot any instance that you have created, change the location of the .js app or check the running instances’ output with only a few mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel via an amazingly easy-to-use interface.