Node.js is an advanced, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous I/O platform used for Internet sites that support real-time communication. A few examples of such websites are online browser video game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. The platform handles the info sent between the Internet site and its users in tiny bits, which enhances the speed and the overall performance of the site significantly. When a certain form with 3 boxes is expected to be filled by a particular user, for instance, normally all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then submitted as one massive chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed the moment it is entered, before the user writes anything in the second one. Therefore, much more info can be processed a lot faster and more effectively in contrast to any traditional platform, which can exert a considerable impact on the website’s performance. Node.js is already being used by some of the largest IT corporations such as Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Website Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared account and to use it for any web app that you’ve got, irrespective of which website hosting package you’ve selected during the order process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you wish to have – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes afterwards, you will be able to add the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your website hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to obtain access to the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to disable it in case you don’t require it any longer. You will also gain access to the output code with only a single mouse click.