Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used for scalable applications that require live communication between a server and the online users and can considerably improve the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and incessantly provides tiny amounts of info. For example, in case a new user fills out a signup form, the moment any info is inserted in any of the fields, it’s sent to the server even if the other fields are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is processed a lot faster. In comparison, traditional systems wait for the whole form to be filled out and one huge chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Regardless of how tiny the difference in the information processing time may be, things change in case the website grows bigger and there are lots of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking sites, real-time browser-based video games or live chats, for example, and plenty of corporations, among them eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web-based app that you have, irrespective of which cloud hosting package you have selected upon registration. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all shared website hosting account, will allow you to choose the number of instances that you would like to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes after that, you’ll be able to define the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared hosting account, as well as to select the IP to get access to the file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to stop it if you do not require it anymore. You’ll also acquire access to the output code with just a mouse click.