Node.js is an open-source, event-driven system built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used by scalable applications that need live interaction between a server and the Internet users and can tremendously improve the performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP requests and responses and incessantly provides small bits of info. For example, in case a new user fills out a subscription form, once any info is inserted in any of the boxes, it’s submitted to the server even if the rest of the fields are not filled out and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is handled much faster. In contrast, conventional systems wait for the entire form to be filled and one huge chunk of information is then forwarded to the server. No matter how small the difference in the processing time may be, circumstances change if the website expands and there are a lot of people using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking sites, real-time web browser games or online chat apps, for instance, and plenty of corporations, among them LinkedIn, Yahoo and eBay, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

You will be able to take advantage of Node.js with each and every shared hosting package offered by our company, since the event-driven platform is present on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an existing hosting account with a few clicks of the mouse. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can pick how many instances you’d like to activate. One instance means that one single application will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you want. A new menu will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you will have to specify the path to the .js file that will use it and to choose if the connection will proceed through the server’s shared IP or through a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to restart or to switch off an instance and to check any given app’s output.