Node.js is an open-source, event-driven environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable web apps that need real-time interaction between a server and the Internet users and can considerably boost the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is intended to process HTTP requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies small amounts of information. For instance, if a new user fills a subscription form, as soon as any info 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 information is processed a whole lot faster. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled and one big chunk of information is then delivered to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the processing speed may be, things change when the website expands and there’re numerous individuals using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking sites, real-time web browser video games or live chat software, for instance, and lots of corporations, among them Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web app that you’ve got, irrespective of which shared website hosting plan you have selected at signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all shared web hosting accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you’d like to add – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes afterwards, you’ll be able to include the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your shared web hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to get access to the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to stop it in case you do not need it anymore. You’ll also obtain access to the output code with only a single click of the mouse.