Node.js is an innovative, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous input/output platform used for websites which support real-time interaction. A few instances of such sites are web-based browser video game portals, live chat rooms or accommodation booking portals. The platform processes the info exchanged between the site and its visitors in tiny bits, which boosts the speed and the performance of the website considerably. If some form with 3 boxes has to be filled out by a user, for instance, typically all three boxes should be filled out and the entire content is then delivered as one massive chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed once it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second box. In this way, a lot more information can be processed much faster and more effectively in comparison with any traditional system, which can have a great effect on the overall performance of the site. Node.js is already being used by many of the largest IT firms such as Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Website Hosting

As Node.js is present on our advanced cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account and to utilize it for any web application that you’ve got, irrespective of which website hosting plan you’ve picked during the subscription process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared website hosting account, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you would like to have – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes afterwards, you’ll be able to insert the path to the application, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared website hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to obtain access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to disable it in case you don’t want it anymore. You’ll also be granted access to the output code with just one mouse click.