Node.js is an advanced, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous input/output system devised for websites that offer live communication. Several examples of such websites are online browser video game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js processes the info sent between the website and its users in little bits, which accelerates the load speed and the overall performance of the site substantially. If some form with 3 boxes should be filled by a particular user, for example, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled and the entire content is then submitted as one huge hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed the moment it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second box. Therefore, much more info can be processed a lot faster and more effectively compared with any conventional system, which can have a great impact on the site’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by some of the top IT firms like Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a web app on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and you want to try Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the shared web hosting plan that you are using. This can be done through the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than a few minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You can choose how many instances you would like to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can add the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose if that file will be reachable via the physical server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. Our platform will also select a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to cancel or to restart each instance separately, in case it is required.