Node.js is a leading-edge, event-driven input/output system designed for sites that support live communication. Several examples of such sites are online browser video game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation booking portals. The platform handles the info sent between the site and its visitors in tiny bits, which improves the speed and the overall performance of the site tremendously. When a given form with 3 boxes should be filled out by a particular user, for instance, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled and the entire content is then submitted as one sizeable 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 box. Thus, a lot more info can be processed a lot faster and more efficiently compared with any traditional system, which can exert a considerable effect on the overall performance of the site. Node.js is already being used by many of the top IT corporations like Microsoft and Yahoo.
Node.js in Cloud Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our cutting-edge cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web-based application that you have, regardless of which cloud hosting package you have picked at signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you would like to get – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you can indicate the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your website hosting account, as well as to select the IP address to obtain access to the file – a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js menu that will appear in the Control Panel, you’ll be able to restart an instance or to shut it down in case you do not need it anymore. You will also gain access to the output code with just a single mouse click.