Node.js is a cutting-edge, event-driven non-blocking I/O platform intended for Internet sites that support real-time communication. A few examples of such websites would be online browser video game portals, online chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js handles the information transmitted between the site and its users in tiny bits, which accelerates the loading speed and the overall performance of the website considerably. If a given form with 3 boxes is expected to be filled by a particular user, for example, usually all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then sent as one big 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 box. Thus, much more info can be handled much faster and more efficiently compared with any conventional platform, which can exert an immense impact on the site’s performance. Node.js is already being used by some of the top IT companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo.
Node.js in Web Hosting
You’ll be able to use Node.js with each web hosting package that we offer, as the event-driven platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an active shared web hosting account with a couple of clicks of the mouse. Once you log into your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can select the number of instances that you want to run. One instance means that one application will use the platform and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you want. A new menu will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel shortly after that and to start using Node.js, you’ll have to insert the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to decide whether the connection will go through the shared IP of the physical server or through a dedicated IP. The controls inside Hepsia will also permit you to restart or to switch off an instance and to see the output of any given app.