Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to build scalable Internet applications. It’s built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a server and a large number of online users much more efficiently than any traditional platform. What makes Node.js one of a kind is the fact that in difference between conventional systems that handle the information in giant hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For example, when a user has to fill a few fields on a site, Node.js handles the information from the first field the second it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In contrast, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it absolutely does make a difference if an immense number of people are using a site simultaneously. Several examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be employed are dinner reservation portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words sites that need quick live interaction.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

All cloud plans offered by us come with Node.js and you can add this cutting-edge platform to your web hosting account using the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to select the number of instances for this upgrade, in other words how many different sites/platforms will use Node.js at the same time, and you can activate as many instances as you need. Hepsia will also permit you to select the path to your .js application and to select whether you’ll use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible using a randomly generated port number assigned by our cloud system. What’s more, you can stop or reboot any instance that you have created, edit the location of the .js application or see the output of the active instances with only several mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel using a very simple-to-navigate graphical interface.