Node.js is a leading-edge, event-driven non-blocking I/O platform designed for sites which offer live communication. A few examples of such sites are online browser video game portals, online chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. The platform handles the information exchanged between the Internet site and its users in tiny bits, which enhances the loading speed and the performance of the website significantly. If a certain form with 3 boxes should be filled by a specific user, for example, typically all three boxes should be filled out and the entire content is then sent as one sizeable hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed the second it is entered, before the user types anything in the second box. Therefore, a lot more info can be processed much faster and more effectively in contrast with any other system, which can have an enormous impact on the site’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by some of the largest IT companies like Microsoft and Yahoo.
Node.js in Shared Website Hosting
If you host a web app on our leading-edge cloud platform and you’d like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the shared website hosting plan that you use. This can be done from the Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this feature to the account. You’ll be able to choose how many instances you want to add to the account – one instance means that one application will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can write the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if the file in question will be reachable through the physical server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated IP. Our platform will also set a port for the connection. You’ll be able to terminate or to reboot each instance independently, if it’s necessary.