Node.js is an open-source, event-driven runtime environment built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable web applications that need real-time interaction between a server and the Internet users and can considerably improve the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly supplies little bits of information. For instance, if a new user fills in a registration form, the moment any information is entered in any of the fields, it’s delivered to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is handled much faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one huge chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change when the Internet site grows bigger and there’re lots of individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by online booking portals, real-time browser-based games or web-based chat systems, for instance, and plenty of companies, including eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

All cloud plans that we’re offering support Node.js and you are able to add this avant-garde event-driven platform to your shared account using the Add Services/Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. You can select the amount of instances for this particular upgrade, in other words how many different platforms/sites will make use of Node.js simultaneously, and you can run as many instances as you require. Hepsia will also allow you to specify the precise path to your .js application and to select if you will use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible via a randomly generated port number specified by our cloud system. In addition, you can stop or reboot any instance that you have created, edit the path to the .js application or view the output of the active instances with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel via an amazingly easy-to-navigate interface.