Node.js is a cutting-edge, event-driven input/output system intended for websites which support real-time communication. Several instances of such sites would be online browser-based game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. The platform handles the information sent between the Internet site and its users in little bits, which improves the loading speed and the performance of the site tremendously. If a certain form with 3 boxes should be filled by a user, for example, normally all three boxes should be filled out and their entire content is then forwarded as one huge chunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed as soon as it is entered, before the user writes anything in the second one. In this way, a lot more information can be processed much faster and more effectively as opposed to any traditional platform, which can have an enormous influence on the site’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by some of the largest IT corporations like Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your shared web hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based application that you have, irrespective of which cloud hosting package you have selected during the order process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared hosting accounts, will permit you to select the number of instances that you wish to get – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you will be able to insert the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to receive access to the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to stop it in case you do not need it anymore. You’ll also gain access to the output code with only a click of the mouse.