Node.js is a leading-edge event-driven system, which is used to develop scalable web applications. It uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and an enormous number of users more effectively than any traditional system. What makes Node.js unique is the fact that in contrast to traditional systems that handle the information in massive chunks, it handles everything in small bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill in a few fields on a site, Node.js handles the info from the first field the moment it is inserted, utilizing the server processing time more efficiently. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled out and while the information in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it really does make a difference when a large number of people are navigating a site all at once. A few instances of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, i.e. websites that offer quick real-time communication.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
As Node.js is present on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to use it for any web application that you’ve got, irrespective of which shared hosting package you have picked during the order process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you would like to have – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you will be able to add the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your shared website hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to get access to that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to disable it if you don’t need it anymore. You’ll also be provided with access to the output code with just one click of the mouse.