Node.js is an advanced, open-source, event-driven, input/output system used for sites that offer live communication. Some examples of such websites are online browser video game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js handles the info exchanged between the Internet site and its visitors in tiny bits, which enhances the load speed and the overall performance of the website noticeably. When some form with 3 boxes should be filled out by a user, for example, normally all three boxes should be filled and their entire content is then submitted as one giant hunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed as soon as it is entered, before the user types anything in the second one. In this way, much more information can be processed much faster and more effectively compared to any other platform, which can have a noticeable impact on the website’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by some of the top IT companies such as Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our avant-garde cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared account and to use it for any web app that you’ve got, regardless of which cloud website hosting package you’ve chosen at signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all shared accounts, will permit you to select the number of instances that you want to run – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you’ll be able to include the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your account, as well as to pick the IP to gain access to that file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to shut it down if you do not need it any longer. You’ll also gain access to the output code with just one mouse click.