Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable apps that require live interaction between a web server and the online users and can significantly boost the performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies little amounts of info. For instance, in case a new user fills in a signup form, the moment any information is entered in one of the fields, it’s forwarded to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled and the user has not clicked on any button, so the information is handled a lot faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one large hunk of information is then sent to the server. Irrespective of how tiny the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change in case the Internet site expands and there’re numerous users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking websites, interactive browser-based games or instant messaging clients, for instance, and lots of corporations, including Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already integrated it into their services.
Node.js in Shared Website Hosting
You’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js with each and every shared website hosting plan that we are offering, since the platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an active hosting account with a couple of mouse clicks. Once you sign in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can choose how many instances you would like to run. One instance means that one single app will use Node.js and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your account as you wish. A new menu will show up in the Control Panel soon after that and to start using Node.js, you will need to insert the path to the .js file that will use it and to select if the connection should pass through the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to reboot or to shut down an instance and to check any given application’s output.