Node.js is an innovative, open-source, event-driven, non-blocking I/O system used for Internet sites which support interactive communication. Some instances of such websites would be online browser game portals, live chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js handles the information exchanged between the site and its users in little bits, which accelerates the loading speed and the overall performance of the site tremendously. When a given form with 3 boxes is expected to be filled out by a particular user, for example, typically all three boxes should be filled out and the entire content is then submitted as one huge hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed the moment it is entered, before the user writes anything in the second one. Thus, much more information can be processed a lot faster and more effectively as opposed to any conventional system, which can have a serious effect on the website’s overall performance. Node.js is already being used by many of the largest IT firms such as Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Web Hosting

As Node.js is present on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account and to utilize it for any web app that you have, regardless of which web hosting package you have picked during the registration process. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all hosting accounts, will permit you to choose the number of instances that you want to get – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes afterwards, you can include the path to the app, i.e. the location of the .js file in your shared web hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to obtain access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to reboot an instance or to terminate it in case you do not require it any longer. You’ll also acquire access to the output code with only a single mouse click.