Node.js is an innovative, event-driven asynchronous input/output system intended for sites which support live interaction. A few instances of such websites would be web-based browser game portals, web-based chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. The platform processes the info transmitted between the site and its users in small bits, which enhances the loading speed and the overall performance of the website substantially. When a certain form with three boxes has to be filled by a specific user, for instance, typically all three boxes should be filled and the entire content is then delivered as one giant hunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed the second it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second one. In this way, much more information can be processed much faster and more effectively in comparison with any other platform, which can have a considerable influence on the website’s performance. Node.js is already being employed by many of the largest IT corporations like Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Cloud Hosting

You’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js with each and every cloud hosting plan that we’re offering, as the event-driven platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an active shared web hosting account with a couple of clicks of the mouse. After you sign into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will see Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can select how many instances you wish to add. One instance means that one single app will use Node.js and you will be able to add as many instances to your web hosting account as you wish. A new section will appear in the Control Panel shortly after that and to start using Node.js, you will need to add the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to decide if the connection should go through the physical server’s shared IP or through a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to restart or to turn off an instance and to view the output of any given app.