Node.js is an event-driven runtime environment, which uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It is used for scalable apps that require live interaction between a web server and the worldwide web users and can tremendously boost the overall performance of any website that uses it. Node.js is designed to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly provides small amounts of information. For instance, in case a new user fills in a registration form, once any information is entered in one of the fields, it’s forwarded to the server even if the other fields are not filled out and the user has not clicked on any button, so the info is processed a whole lot faster. In contrast, other platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one large chunk of information is then delivered to the server. No matter how small the difference in the information processing speed may be, things change if the website grows bigger and there are plenty of persons using it at the same time. Node.js can be used for booking sites, real-time browser video games or live chats, for example, and plenty of corporations, among them eBay, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have already implemented it in their services.

Node.js in Shared Website Hosting

All shared website hosting that we’re offering come with Node.js and you are able to add this leading-edge event-driven platform to your shared account via the Add Services/Upgrades link in your Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to choose the number of instances for this particular upgrade, i.e. how many different platforms/websites will make use of Node.js at the same time, and you can order as many instances as you need. Hepsia will also permit you to specify the precise location of your .js app and to decide whether you’ll use a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible through a randomly generated port selected by our cloud hosting system. What’s more, you can stop or restart any instance that you’ve activated, modify the path to the .js app or see the output of the running instances with just a few mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel via an amazingly simple-to-use graphical interface.