Node.js is an avant-garde, open-source, event-driven, input/output platform devised for websites which offer interactive communication. Some examples of such websites are web-based browser video game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. The platform processes the information sent between the website and its users in tiny bits, which improves the speed and the overall performance of the website tremendously. When a given form with 3 boxes is expected to be filled out by a particular user, for example, normally all three boxes should be filled out and their entire content is then delivered as one massive chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed once it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second one. Thus, much more information can be processed a lot faster and more effectively compared with any traditional system, which can exert a noticeable effect on the site’s performance. Node.js is already being employed by many of the largest IT firms like Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Web Hosting
You can use Node.js with each web hosting package that we’re offering, since the platform is present on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an existing account with a few clicks of the mouse. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can select how many instances you would like to get. One instance means that one app will use Node.js and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you like. A new menu will show up in the Control Panel shortly after that and to start using Node.js, you’ll need to include the path to the .js file that will use the platform and to decide whether the connection should proceed through the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to restart or to switch off an instance and to view any given application’s output.