Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven system, which is used to set up scalable applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles HTTP requests and responses between a server and a huge number of users more effectively than any traditional system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between traditional systems that handle the information in huge chunks, it processes everything in little bits. For instance, when a user needs to fill in a couple of fields on a website, Node.js handles the information from the first field as soon as it’s inserted, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, conventional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single user, but it actually does make a difference when a huge number of individuals are browsing a site simultaneously. Several examples of sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words websites that offer fast live interaction.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

All cloud plans offered by us support Node.js and you’re able to add this leading-edge event-driven platform to your shared account using the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to pick the amount of instances for this specific upgrade, i.e. how many different websites/platforms will utilize Node.js at once, and you can add as many instances as you like. Hepsia will also enable you to set the path to your .js application and to choose if you will use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a randomly generated port number allocated by our cloud hosting system. Furthermore, you can stop or reboot any instance that you’ve created, edit the location of the .js app or view the output of the active instances with only several clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel using an extremely user-friendly graphical interface.