Node.js is a leading-edge, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous input/output system used for websites which offer live interaction. Several examples of such websites are online browser video game portals, online chat rooms or hotel booking portals. Node.js handles the info sent between the website and its users in little bits, which enhances the load speed and the overall performance of the site tremendously. If a certain form with three boxes has to be filled out by a specific user, for instance, usually all three boxes should be filled and their entire content is then delivered as one sizeable hunk 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 one. Thus, a lot more info can be handled much faster and more effectively in contrast with any conventional platform, which can have a tremendous influence on the overall performance of the website. Node.js is already being used by some of the biggest IT companies like Microsoft and Yahoo.
Node.js in Shared Website Hosting
When you host an Internet application on our leading-edge cloud platform and you’d like to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the shared website hosting package that you are using. This can be done through the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this service to the account. You’ll be able to select the number of instances that you would like to add to your account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can indicate the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select if that file will be reachable via the shared IP of the server or through a dedicated one. Our system will also set a port for the connection. You will be able to terminate or to reboot each instance separately, if it is necessary.