Node.js is an innovative, open-source, event-driven, I/O platform meant for websites which offer real-time interaction. Several instances of such websites would be online browser video game portals, online chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. The platform handles the information sent between the website and its users in tiny bits, which boosts the load speed and the overall performance of the website significantly. If a given form with three boxes should be filled by a particular user, for instance, typically all three boxes should be filled and the entire content is then delivered as one huge hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed the second it is entered, before the user types anything in the second box. In this way, a lot more info can be handled much faster and more efficiently in contrast to any conventional platform, which can have a noticeable effect on the overall performance of the site. Node.js is already being used by many of the biggest IT firms such as Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our avant-garde cloud platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to utilize it for any web application that you have, regardless of which cloud website hosting plan you have selected during the registration process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all web hosting accounts, will permit you to pick the number of instances that you would like to use – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. Several minutes after that, you will be able to specify the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your account, as well as to pick the IP address to receive access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to cancel it if you do not want it any longer. You’ll also be provided with access to the output code with just a single mouse click.