Node.js is an avant-garde event-driven platform, which is used to develop scalable applications. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and an immense number of online users much more efficiently than any conventional system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in contrast to conventional systems that process the information in giant chunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For example, in case a user needs to fill out a few fields on a website, Node.js handles the info from the first field as soon as it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more efficiently. In comparison, other platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single user, but it certainly does make a difference if a huge number of users are browsing a site at once. Several examples of sites where Node.js can be employed are dining booking portals, live chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, i.e. websites that offer fast live communication.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

All shared website hosting plans offered by our company come with Node.js and you’re able to add this innovative platform to your shared web hosting account using the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to pick the amount of instances for this particular upgrade, i.e. how many different platforms/websites will use Node.js at once, and you can run as many instances as you like. The Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to set the exact location of your .js app and to select if you’ll use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible through a randomly generated port given by our cloud platform. Also, you can stop or restart any instance that you’ve created, modify the location of the .js app or see the output of the running instances with just several clicks from your hosting Control Panel via an extremely easy-to-use graphical interface.