Node.js is an event-driven environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used for scalable web apps that require real-time communication between a server and the worldwide web users and can substantially speed up the overall performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly provides small bits of info. For instance, if a new user fills out a subscription form, the second any information is entered in any of the boxes, it’s sent 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 much faster. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one huge chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the information processing speed may be, circumstances change if the website grows bigger and there’re many people using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking portals, interactive browser-based games or live chat programs, for instance, and numerous companies, including LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already integrated it into their services.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
When you host a web app on our avant-garde cloud platform and you would like to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the cloud website hosting package that you are using. You can make this via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to your account. You will be able to choose how many instances you’d like to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can insert the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if that file will be reachable through the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also assign a port for the connection. You’ll be able to cancel or to restart each instance independently, if it’s needed.