Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used by scalable web apps that need real-time interaction between a server and the Internet users and can tremendously speed up the overall performance of any site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and constantly provides tiny amounts of information. For example, in case a new user fills out a registration form, the second any info is entered in any of the fields, it is submitted to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is handled much faster. In contrast, conventional systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one giant chunk of information is then sent to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change when the Internet site expands and there are a lot of persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking sites, real-time web browser games or online chat applications, for example, and a lot of corporations, among them Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already integrated it into their services.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
You can use Node.js with each shared hosting package that we are offering, as the platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing hosting account with a couple of mouse clicks. Once you sign into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can select how many instances you would like to run. One instance means that one single application will use Node.js and you will be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you want. A new section will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly afterwards and to start using Node.js, you’ll need to enter the path to the .js file that will use it and to choose if the connection should pass through the physical server’s shared IP or through a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to reboot or to shut down an instance and to view any given application’s output.