Node.js is an avant-garde, open-source, event-driven, input/output system designed for sites which offer live communication. Some examples of such websites are online browser video game portals, live chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. The platform processes the information transmitted between the site and its visitors in small bits, which boosts the loading speed and the overall performance of the website noticeably. If a certain form with three boxes is expected to be filled by a specific user, for instance, usually all three boxes should be filled and their entire content is then sent as one giant 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. Thus, a lot more info can be handled a lot faster and more effectively in contrast to any other platform, which can exert a serious impact 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 Web Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our avant-garde cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account and to utilize it for any web application that you’ve got, irrespective of which shared web hosting package you have picked at signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts, will permit you to select the number of instances that you would like to run – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you will be able to specify the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your shared hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to acquire access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to terminate it if you no longer need it. You will also be given access to the output code with only one click.