Node.js is an event-driven runtime system built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used by scalable web applications that need live interaction between a server and the online users and can tremendously accelerate the performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP requests and responses and incessantly delivers little amounts of information. For example, in case a new user fills a registration form, the second any info is entered in any of the boxes, it’s forwarded to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked any button, so the info is handled a whole lot faster. In contrast, traditional systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one large hunk of information is then submitted to the server. Regardless of how tiny the difference in the information processing time may be, things change in case the website expands and there’re lots of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for online reservation portals, interactive web browser video games or online chats, for instance, and a lot of companies, among them Yahoo, eBay and LinkedIn, have already included it in their services.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

All Linux cloud web hosting that we offer support Node.js and you will be able to add this advanced platform to your shared hosting account via 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, in other words how many separate platforms/websites will make use of Node.js at the same time, and you can get as many instances as you wish. The Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to choose the precise location of your .js app and to select whether you will use a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible through a random port number chosen by our cloud system. What’s more, you can stop or reboot any instance that you’ve created, change the location of the .js app or check the output of the active instances with just a couple of clicks from your web hosting Control Panel via a truly easy-to-use interface.