Node.js is an avant-garde, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous input/output system intended for websites that offer real-time interaction. A few examples of such websites would be web-based browser game portals, live chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js processes the info transmitted between the website and its users in small bits, which boosts the load speed and the performance of the website noticeably. If a certain form with three boxes is expected to be filled by a particular user, for example, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled out and the entire content is then sent as one big hunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed as soon as it is entered, before the user types anything in the second box. Thus, much more information can be handled much faster and more efficiently compared to any other platform, which can have an enormous impact on the site’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by many of the biggest IT firms such as Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
When you host a web app on our advanced cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you are using. This can be done via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to your account. You’ll be able to choose how many instances you wish to add to your account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose whether that file will be reachable via the server’s shared IP or through a dedicated IP. Our system will also assign a port for the connection. You will be able to deactivate or to reboot each instance separately, if it’s required.