Node.js is an advanced event-driven platform, which is used to set up scalable web applications. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes HTTP requests and responses between a server and an enormous number of users more effectively than any other system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in difference between conventional systems that handle the info in large hunks, it processes everything in little bits. For example, when a user needs to fill out a few fields on a site, Node.js handles the information from the first field once it is typed, utilizing the server’s processing capabilities more effectively. In contrast, other systems wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single person, but it certainly does make a difference when a huge number of people are navigating a site at the very same time. A few instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be employed are dining reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser video game portals, in other words sites that support fast live communication.
Node.js in Web Hosting
When you host a web app on our innovative cloud hosting platform and you would like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account regardless of the web hosting package that you are using. You can make this from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you wish to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can include the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select if that file will be accessible through the shared IP of the physical server or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also set a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to cancel or to restart each instance separately, in case it is required.