Node.js is an advanced, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous input/output platform built for websites which offer real-time interaction. Several instances of such websites are online browser-based video game portals, web-based chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. Node.js processes the info transmitted between the website and its users in tiny bits, which improves the loading speed and the performance of the website considerably. If a given form with 3 boxes is expected to be filled out by a user, for instance, normally all three boxes should be filled out and their entire content is then submitted as one massive chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed the second it is entered, before the user writes anything in the second box. Therefore, much more information can be handled much faster and more effectively in contrast to any conventional platform, which can exert an enormous effect on the overall performance of the site. Node.js is already being used by some of the largest IT firms such as Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Cloud Web Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account and to use it for any web app that you have, irrespective of which cloud web hosting plan you’ve chosen upon registration. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you want to use – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes afterwards, you will be able to include the path to the app, in other words where the .js file will be located in your shared account, as well as to select the IP to get access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to remove it if you don’t require it anymore. You will also get access to the output code with just one click of the mouse.