Node.js is an event-driven runtime system built with Google's V8 JavaScript Engine. It is used for scalable applications that need real-time communication between a server and the online users and can considerably enhance the performance of any site that uses it. Node.js is intended to handle HTTP web requests and responses and ceaselessly supplies small bits of information. For example, if a new user fills out a subscription form, the moment any information is inserted in any of the fields, it’s delivered to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled and the user hasn’t clicked on any button, so the info is handled a lot faster. In comparison, conventional systems wait for the whole form to be filled and one sizeable hunk of information is then forwarded to the server. Regardless of how small the difference in the information processing time may be, things change in case the site grows bigger and there’re numerous people using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used for booking websites, interactive web browser video games or instant messengers, for example, and many companies, including Yahoo, LinkedIn and eBay, have already incorporated it into their services.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to utilize it for any web app that you have, irrespective of which shared web hosting plan you have chosen upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared hosting accounts, will allow you to choose the number of instances that you want to use – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you will be able to add the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your website hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to receive access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to remove it if you do not require it any longer. You will also be provided with access to the output code with only a click.