Node.js is an event-driven runtime environment built with the Google V8 JavaScript engine. It’s used for scalable applications that require live communication between a web server and the worldwide web users and can noticeably accelerate the overall performance of any Internet site that’s using it. Node.js is designed to process HTTP web requests and responses and constantly delivers little bits of information. For instance, if a new user fills a subscription form, the moment any information is inserted in one of the boxes, it’s sent to the server even if the remaining fields are not filled out and the user has not clicked any button, so the information is processed much faster. In comparison, conventional platforms wait for the whole form to be filled out and one sizeable hunk of information is then submitted to the server. No matter how tiny the difference in the processing time may be, things change in case the website expands and there’re lots of users using it simultaneously. Node.js can be used by booking portals, interactive web browser video games or web-based chat clients, for example, and plenty of companies, including LinkedIn, eBay and Yahoo, have already integrated it into their services.
Node.js in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you order a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to take advantage of the full potential of Node.js with any application that you host on our cloud hosting platform, as it’s included with each and every semi-dedicated server package offered by us. You can specify the number of instances, or apps which can use Node.js, through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel with which you can manage your account. The only things that you’ll need do after that will be to indicate the path within the account to the .js file that will use Node.js and to select the IP address that will be used to access that file. You can select a dedicated IP address in case you’ve got one, or any of the server’s shared IP addresses. Our system will also specify a random port. With the Node.js controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel, you are able to see the output of a given application or to start/restart/shut down any of the instances that you’ve added.