Node.js is an avant-garde, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous I/O platform meant for sites which offer real-time interaction. Some instances of such sites are web-based browser video game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation booking portals. The platform processes the information transmitted between the Internet site and its visitors in small bits, which boosts the loading speed and the performance of the website significantly. If some form with 3 boxes should be filled out by a specific user, for instance, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled and their entire content is then forwarded as one large hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed as soon as it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second one. Thus, a lot more information can be processed a lot faster and more effectively compared with any conventional platform, which can have a tremendous influence on the overall performance of the site. Node.js is already being employed by many of the largest IT firms like Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Web Hosting

As Node.js is available on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to utilize it for any web app that you’ve got, regardless of which web hosting plan you’ve picked at signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you would like to add – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes after that, you’ll be able to add the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your website hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to acquire access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to shut it down if you do not want it any longer. You’ll also acquire access to the output code with just one click.