Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable applications that require real-time communication between a server and the Internet users and can noticeably accelerate the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly supplies little amounts of information. For example, if a new user fills out a registration form, the second any information is inserted in one of the fields, it’s sent to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the information is handled a whole lot faster. In comparison, other systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one massive hunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the information processing time may be, circumstances change if the Internet site expands and there are many individuals using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by booking portals, interactive browser games or instant messaging programs, for instance, and plenty of corporations, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

All shared plans that we’re offering support Node.js and you can add this advanced event-driven platform to your shared web hosting account via the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia Control Panel. You can pick the amount of instances for this upgrade, in other words how many separate platforms/sites will use Node.js at the same time, and you can add as many instances as you need. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to select the precise location of your .js application and to choose if you’ll use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible through a random port number chosen by our cloud hosting platform. In addition, you can stop or reboot any instance that you have added, change the path to the .js app or see the output of the running instances with only several mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel via an amazingly intuitive graphical interface.