Node.js is a cutting-edge, open-source, event-driven, non-blocking I/O platform meant for sites which offer real-time interaction. A few examples of such websites are web-based browser video game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js handles the info sent between the site and its users in tiny bits, which enhances the loading speed and the overall performance of the site significantly. If a given form with 3 boxes should be filled out by a specific user, for instance, typically all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then sent as one huge chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed the moment it is entered, before the user types anything in the second one. In this way, a lot more information can be processed a lot faster and more effectively in contrast with any conventional system, which can exert a considerable impact on the website’s performance. Node.js is already being employed by some of the biggest IT companies like Microsoft and Yahoo.
Node.js in Web Hosting
Since Node.js is available on our avant-garde cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your shared account and to use it for any web-based application that you have, irrespective of which web hosting plan you have picked during the subscription process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you would like to order – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you’ll be able to indicate the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your hosting account, as well as to select the IP to access the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to shut it down if you do not need it anymore. You’ll also be provided with access to the output code with just one click of the mouse.