Node.js is a cutting-edge, event-driven input/output platform intended for websites which support interactive communication. A few instances of such websites are online browser-based video game portals, live chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. The platform processes the info sent between the Internet site and its visitors in small bits, which enhances the speed and the overall performance of the website considerably. When a given form with 3 boxes is expected to be filled by a particular user, for instance, usually all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then delivered as one sizeable chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed the moment it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second box. In this way, a lot more info can be handled much faster and more efficiently in comparison with any traditional system, which can exert a significant effect on the performance of the website. Node.js is already being used by many of the largest IT corporations like Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Website Hosting
As Node.js is available on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared account and to use it for any web app that you have, irrespective of which website hosting package you have selected during the signup process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared web 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 after that, you can specify the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared account, as well as to select the IP address to receive access to that file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to shut it down in case you no longer need it. You will also obtain access to the output code with just a click.