Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable apps that require real-time communication between a web server and the Internet users and can noticeably accelerate the performance of any Internet site that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly provides little amounts of information. For instance, in case a new user fills a registration form, the second any information is entered in any of the fields, it’s submitted to the server even if the other boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is processed a lot faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one big hunk of information is then forwarded to the server. No matter how tiny the difference in the information processing time may be, things change if the Internet site expands and there are numerous users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking sites, interactive web browser video games or online chat programs, for example, and plenty of companies, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already incorporated it into their services.
Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your account and to utilize it for any web app that you’ve got, regardless of which cloud web hosting plan you have chosen during the signup process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared hosting accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you wish to order – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you can add the path to the application, i.e. the location of the .js file in your shared web hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to access the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to remove it in case you do not want it any longer. You’ll also gain access to the output code with just a click.