Node.js is an event-driven runtime environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable apps that require live interaction between a server and the Internet users and can significantly improve the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly provides little amounts of information. For example, in case a new user fills in a registration form, the second any info is inserted in one of the fields, it is submitted to the server even if the other fields are not filled and the user has not clicked any button, so the information is processed a whole lot faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one huge chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change when the site expands and there are a lot of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for online booking portals, interactive browser-based games or online chat software, for instance, and lots of corporations, among them eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already integrated it into their services.
Node.js in Shared Website Hosting
When you host a web app on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you use. This can be done via the Upgrades menu 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 upgrade to the account. You will be able to select the number of instances that you would like to add to the account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can specify the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select whether the file in question will be accessible through the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated IP. Our platform will also select a port for the connection. You will be able to shut down or to reboot each instance separately, in case it’s required.