Node.js vs. other Server Side frameworks

Shailendra Chauhan  Print 
31 Dec 2015
29 Aug 2018
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Today, Node.js is the most popular and widely used server side framework for small, large and any sized web app and web application development.

Node.js is different from existing server-side frameworks because it is based on asynchronous events via JavaScript callback functionality and uses the JavaScript as a programming language. Moreover, everything inside Node.js runs in single thread.

node.js server

While existing server-side framework like ASP.NET, JSP and Php etc. are based on multiple threads web server (IIS/Tomcat). In multiple threads system, there is a limit of maximum number of threads, beyond which the throughput decreases.

multi-threaded web server

There are following issues with Multi-threaded systems:

  1. Under heavy load a multi-threaded web server consumes a large amount of memory.

  2. Most of the time threads wait till some I/O operations finish.

  3. Context-switching and scheduling increases drastically with large number of threads.

Deployment of Node.js Application

Node.js app cannot be deployed on your existing hosts like shared web hosting etc. You can use VPS or dedicated servers to install node and run your application.

The easiest way to deploy your node application is to use a scalable service like Heroku, which is completely free and you only need to pay when you are using more resources.

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