Node.js is an innovative, event-driven non-blocking input/output system devised for sites which support interactive communication. Some instances of such websites are online browser-based video game portals, online chat rooms or hotel booking portals. The platform processes the info sent between the Internet site and its users in tiny bits, which boosts the loading speed and the performance of the website noticeably. When some form with 3 boxes should be filled by a specific user, for example, normally all three boxes should be filled and the whole content is then delivered as one sizeable chunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed the second it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second one. Therefore, a lot more info can be processed a lot faster and more effectively compared with any other platform, which can have a remarkable effect on the website’s performance. Node.js is already being employed by some of the biggest IT corporations such as Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Hosting
Since Node.js is available on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account and to use it for any web-based app that you have, irrespective of which hosting plan you’ve chosen during the subscription process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all shared website hosting account, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you would like to use – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes after that, you will be able to define the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your shared account, as well as to choose the IP address to receive access to the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to delete it if you don’t want it anymore. You’ll also receive access to the output code with only a single click.