Node.js is an event-driven system, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable apps that need live communication between a web server and the online users and can considerably accelerate the performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly provides tiny bits of info. For example, if a new user fills out a signup form, as soon as any information is inserted in any of the fields, it’s delivered to the server even if the rest of the boxes are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the information is processed a lot faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the entire form to be filled out and one massive chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Irrespective of how little the difference in the processing speed may be, things change if the site grows bigger and there’re plenty of users using it at the same time. Node.js can be used by online reservation portals, real-time web browser-based video games or instant messaging software, for example, and lots of companies, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already integrated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

All shared website hosting that we’re offering support Node.js and you will be able to add this innovative platform to your account using the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can select the amount of instances for this upgrade, i.e. how many different websites/platforms will utilize 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 select the location of your .js application and to select if you will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible using a randomly generated port allocated by our cloud platform. What’s more, you can stop or restart any instance that you’ve added, modify the location of the .js application or check the output of the active instances with only several clicks from your hosting Control Panel using a very simple-to-use graphical interface.