Node.js is an avant-garde, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous input/output platform used for websites that support real-time interaction. Several examples of such websites are online browser-based game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation booking portals. The platform handles the info sent between the site and its visitors in tiny bits, which enhances the loading speed and the overall performance of the website substantially. When some form with three boxes has to be filled by a specific user, for example, usually all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then forwarded as one sizeable chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed as soon as it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second one. Thus, a lot more info can be processed much faster and more efficiently in comparison with any other system, which can exert an immense influence on the site’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by some of the leading IT corporations like Microsoft and Yahoo.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
As Node.js is available on our avant-garde cloud web hosting 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 shared hosting plan you’ve picked during the order process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared website hosting account, will allow you to choose the number of instances that you want to activate – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you can add the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to disable it if you don’t want it any longer. You’ll also gain access to the output code with only one click.