Node.js is a leading-edge, open-source, event-driven, non-blocking I/O system meant for sites which offer real-time communication. Some instances of such websites are online browser video game portals, online chat rooms or accommodation booking portals. Node.js handles the info exchanged between the site and its users in small bits, which accelerates the speed and the performance of the site substantially. If a given form with three boxes is expected to be filled by a particular user, for example, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then delivered as one giant chunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed the moment it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second box. Thus, much more information can be handled a lot faster and more effectively in contrast to any other system, which can have an enormous effect on the website’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by many of the biggest IT corporations like Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Hosting

As Node.js is available on our advanced cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your account and to utilize it for any web application that you have, irrespective of which hosting plan you’ve picked during the subscription process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts, will permit you to select the number of instances that you would like to order – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes after that, you’ll be able to insert the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your website hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to receive access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you can restart an instance or to shut it down in case you don’t want it any longer. You’ll also be given access to the output code with only a single click of the mouse.