Node.js is an advanced, event-driven asynchronous input/output platform built for sites which offer real-time interaction. A few instances of such sites are online browser-based game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js handles the info exchanged between the website and its users in tiny bits, which improves the load speed and the performance of the site considerably. If a given form with three boxes should be filled by a particular user, for example, typically all three boxes should be filled and their entire content is then forwarded as one big hunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed once it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second box. Therefore, much more information can be processed a lot faster and more efficiently in contrast to any other system, which can have a remarkable influence on the website’s performance. Node.js is already being employed by many of the biggest IT corporations like Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Web Hosting

If you host an Internet app on our innovative cloud hosting platform and you would like to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account regardless of the web hosting package that you use. This can be done from the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you would like to add to the account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can indicate the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select if that file will be reachable via the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. Our system will also assign a port for the connection. You’ll be able to switch off or to reboot each instance independently, if it’s required.