Node.js is a leading-edge, open-source, event-driven, input/output platform designed for sites that support live communication. A few instances of such websites are web-based browser video game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation booking portals. Node.js handles the information transmitted between the site and its users in tiny bits, which accelerates the speed and the overall performance of the site noticeably. When a given form with 3 boxes should be filled out by a specific user, for example, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled and their entire content is then delivered as one giant hunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed the second it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second box. Therefore, a lot more info can be processed a lot faster and more effectively compared to any other system, which can have a remarkable effect on the site’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by many of the largest IT firms such as Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Hosting
Since Node.js is available on our innovative cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your shared account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which hosting package you have selected at signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared web hosting accounts, will permit you to select the number of instances that you’d like to run – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you can include the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared web hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to get access to the file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to disable it if you don’t need it anymore. You’ll also be granted access to the output code with only a single click of the mouse.