Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime system built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used by scalable web apps that require real-time interaction between a server and the worldwide web users and can noticeably accelerate the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP requests and responses and incessantly delivers little amounts of info. For instance, in case a new user fills out a signup form, the moment any info is inserted in one of the boxes, it is submitted to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is handled much faster. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one giant chunk of information is then submitted to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change in case the Internet site grows bigger and there are plenty of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking websites, real-time browser games or online chat platforms, for example, and lots of corporations, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already integrated it into their services.
Node.js in Website Hosting
As Node.js is available on our innovative cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based application that you have, irrespective of which website hosting package you’ve chosen upon registration. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared website hosting account, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you wish to get – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you will be able to define the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared account, as well as to choose the IP address to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to disable it in case you do not need it anymore. You’ll also have access to the output code with just one click of the mouse.