Node.js is an event-driven environment, which uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable applications that need live interaction between a web server and the online users and can substantially speed up the overall performance of any website that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly delivers tiny bits of information. For example, if a new user fills out a registration form, the moment any info is entered in any of the fields, it’s delivered to the server even if the other boxes are not filled and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is handled a lot faster. In comparison, other platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one sizeable chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how little the difference in the processing speed may be, circumstances change if the website grows bigger and there are many persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for online reservation portals, real-time browser-based games or web-based chat platforms, for instance, and many companies, among them eBay, LinkedIn and Yahoo, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

All Linux shared website hosting that we offer include Node.js and you can add this advanced event-driven platform to your shared account using the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to choose the number of instances for this specific upgrade, i.e. how many different platforms/websites will make use of Node.js simultaneously, and you can order as many instances as you require. Hepsia will also allow you to set the exact location of your .js application and to decide if you’ll use a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible through a random port set by our cloud hosting system. Also, you can stop or reboot any instance that you’ve activated, edit the path to the .js application or view the output of the active instances with just a couple of clicks of the mouse from your web hosting Control Panel via an incredibly simple-to-use interface.