Node.js is an avant-garde, event-driven I/O platform used for websites which offer live communication. A few examples of such websites are online browser-based game portals, online chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. The platform processes the information exchanged between the website and its visitors in little bits, which enhances the speed and the performance of the website noticeably. If some form with three boxes has to be filled by a specific user, for example, normally all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then forwarded as one sizeable chunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed as soon as it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second one. Therefore, a lot more information can be processed a lot faster and more effectively in comparison to any traditional system, which can exert an immense effect on the overall performance of the website. Node.js is already being used by some of the largest IT firms like Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Shared Hosting
As Node.js is present on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which shared hosting package you have chosen at signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all shared web hosting accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you want to run – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes later, you can add the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your website hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to acquire access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to cancel it if you do not need it any longer. You will also be given access to the output code with only a single click.