Node.js is an avant-garde, open-source, event-driven, input/output system devised for Internet sites which offer interactive communication. Some examples of such websites would be online browser-based game portals, online chat rooms or hotel booking portals. The platform handles the information sent between the site and its visitors in small bits, which enhances the load speed and the performance of the site significantly. When a certain form with three boxes is expected to be filled by a user, for instance, normally all three boxes should be filled and the entire content is then submitted as one sizeable hunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed the second it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second one. Therefore, much more info can be handled a lot faster and more effectively compared with any conventional platform, which can have a considerable effect on the site’s performance. Node.js is already being employed by some of the largest IT companies like Microsoft and Yahoo.
Node.js in Shared Web Hosting
As Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to utilize it for any web application that you have, irrespective of which shared web hosting plan you have chosen during the subscription process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared web hosting accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you want to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes later, you’ll be able to specify the path to the application, in other words where the .js file will be located in your web hosting account, as well as to pick the IP address to get access to the file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to cancel it if you don’t want it any longer. You’ll also acquire access to the output code with only a single click.