Node.js is a cutting-edge event-driven platform, which is used to create scalable applications. It uses Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it handles requests and responses between a web server and an immense number of online users much more efficiently than any conventional system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that in difference between conventional systems which process the info in huge hunks, it handles everything in little bits. As an illustration, when a user needs to fill in a few fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info in the first field the moment it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing resources more effectively. In contrast, conventional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the information from them is being processed, requests from other users stay in the queue. The difference may be negligible for a single person, but it indeed does make a difference when a huge number of individuals are navigating a site at once. Several examples of sites where Node.js can be employed are online dinner booking portals, chat rooms or interactive browser game portals, in other words websites that need fast live interaction.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host a web app on our advanced cloud hosting platform and you wish to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you’re using. This can be done from the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this service to the account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you would like to add to the account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can include the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if that file will be reachable through the physical server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also select a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to deactivate or to reboot each instance independently, if it’s required.