Node.js is an innovative, event-driven asynchronous I/O system meant for sites that offer live interaction. Some examples of such sites would be online browser-based video game portals, online chat rooms or hotel booking portals. The platform handles the info exchanged between the site and its users in tiny bits, which improves the load speed and the performance of the website considerably. If a certain form with three boxes should be filled by a user, for example, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled and the whole content is then submitted as one large 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 writes anything in the second one. Therefore, much more information can be processed a lot faster and more efficiently in contrast with any other system, which can have a huge influence on the website’s performance. Node.js is already being employed by many of the leading IT firms such as Microsoft and Yahoo.
Node.js in Shared Website Hosting
Since Node.js is present on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web application that you have, irrespective of which shared website hosting package you’ve picked upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you’d like to add – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. Several minutes later, you’ll be able to include the path to the app, in other words the location of the .js file in your shared website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to gain access to the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared IP. In the new Node.js section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can reboot an instance or to delete it in case you no longer require it. You’ll also obtain access to the output code with just a click of the mouse.