Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It’s used for scalable apps that need real-time communication between a server and the online users and can significantly accelerate the overall performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and incessantly delivers small bits of info. For instance, if a new user fills a registration form, the second any information is entered in one of the fields, it is submitted to the server even if the remaining boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, traditional systems wait for the whole form to be filled out and one large hunk of information is then forwarded to the server. No matter how tiny the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change if the site grows bigger and there’re lots of people using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, real-time web browser-based games or online chat platforms, for instance, and lots of corporations, among them LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

If you host an Internet app on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account regardless of the shared web hosting package that you are using. You can make this from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to your account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you’d like to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can indicate the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose whether that file will be accessible via the shared IP of the server or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also set a port number for the connection. You will be able to deactivate or to restart each instance independently, if it’s required.