Node.js is an event-driven runtime system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable web apps that require live interaction between a web server and the Internet users and can significantly enhance the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies little bits of info. For instance, if a new user fills a registration form, as soon as any information is entered in any of the fields, it is forwarded to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the information is handled a whole lot faster. In comparison, traditional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled and one large hunk of information is then sent to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the processing time may be, things change in case the site grows bigger and there’re plenty of individuals using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for online reservation portals, interactive browser-based games or instant messaging software, for instance, and a lot of corporations, including Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

As Node.js is available on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to use it for any web-based application that you’ve got, regardless of which shared hosting plan you have selected at signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all web hosting accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you want to add – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you can include the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your web hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to obtain access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to discontinue it if you don’t require it any longer. You will also receive access to the output code with just a single mouse click.