Node.js is an advanced event-driven system, which is used to create scalable applications. It is built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine and it processes requests and responses between a web server and an enormous number of users more efficiently than any traditional system. What makes Node.js exceptional is the fact that unlike conventional systems which handle the info in large hunks, it handles everything in little bits. For instance, when a user needs to fill out a couple of fields on an Internet site, Node.js processes the info in the first field the second it is inserted, utilizing the server’s processing power more effectively. In comparison, traditional systems wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info from them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be insignificant for a single person, but it certainly does make a difference if a large number of individuals are navigating a site at once. Several examples of Internet sites where Node.js can be applied are online dinner booking portals, web-based chat rooms or interactive browser-based video game portals, i.e. websites that support fast live communication.
Node.js in Website Hosting
As Node.js is present on our innovative cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account and to use it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which website hosting package you’ve selected during the signup process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you wish to order – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes later, you can include the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your website hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to get access to the file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to discontinue it if you do not need it anymore. You’ll also receive access to the output code with only a click.