Node.js is an innovative event-driven platform, 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 a large number of online users much more effectively than any other system. What makes Node.js special is the fact that in difference between conventional platforms that process the information in massive hunks, it processes everything in tiny bits. For instance, if a user needs to fill a few fields on a website, Node.js processes the information from the first field as soon as it’s entered, utilizing the server’s processing resources more efficiently. In contrast, traditional platforms wait for all the fields to be filled and while the info in them is being processed, requests from other users remain in the queue. The difference may be negligible for one single person, but it undoubtedly does make a difference when a large number of users are visiting a site at once. A few instances of websites where Node.js can be used are online dinner reservation portals, online chat rooms or interactive browser-based game portals, in other words sites that offer quick live interaction.

Node.js in Web Hosting

All web hosting that we’re offering come with Node.js and you’ll be able to add this innovative platform to your web hosting account via the Add Services/Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to choose the number of instances for this specific upgrade, in other words how many different platforms/websites will use Node.js at once, and you can run as many instances as you require. Hepsia will also allow you to choose the precise location of your .js app and to decide if you will use a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible through a randomly generated port number designated by our cloud platform. Furthermore, you can stop or reboot any instance that you have activated, change the location of the .js app or see the output of the running instances with only a couple of mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel using a quite intuitive GUI.

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