Node.js is an advanced, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous input/output system intended for sites that support live communication. Several examples of such sites are online browser-based game portals, live chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js handles the information sent between the site and its users in tiny bits, which boosts the loading speed and the overall performance of the website significantly. If some form with 3 boxes has to be filled out by a specific user, for example, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled and the whole content is then sent as one large hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed the moment it is entered, before the user writes anything in the second one. Therefore, much more info can be processed much faster and more effectively in contrast with any other system, which can have a substantial effect on the overall performance of the website. Node.js is already being employed by many of the biggest IT companies like Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
As Node.js is available on our advanced cloud hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to use it for any web-based app that you have, regardless of which cloud hosting package you have selected upon registration. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all shared website hosting account, will permit you to select the number of instances that you’d like to get – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you will be able to add 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 access the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to shut it down in case you don’t need it any longer. You’ll also gain access to the output code with just a single click.