Node.js is an innovative, event-driven non-blocking input/output platform used for sites which support live interaction. A few instances of such websites are online browser-based game portals, live chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. The platform handles the information exchanged between the site and its users in small bits, which accelerates the loading speed and the performance of the site considerably. If a given form with three boxes is expected to be filled out by a specific user, for example, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled out and their entire content is then sent as one sizeable chunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed the moment it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second one. In this way, a lot more information can be processed much faster and more efficiently in comparison to any conventional platform, which can exert a remarkable influence on the website’s overall performance. Node.js is already being used by some of the biggest IT corporations like Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Web Hosting
All web hosting plans offered by us come with Node.js and you can add this leading-edge event-driven platform to your account using the Add Services/Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to choose the amount of instances for this particular upgrade, i.e. how many separate sites/platforms will utilize Node.js at once, and you can order as many instances as you wish. Hepsia will also enable you to specify the location of your .js app and to decide whether you will use a dedicated IP address or the physical server’s shared one. Accessing Node.js will be possible through a random port number given by our cloud hosting platform. In addition, you can stop or reboot any instance that you’ve activated, edit the path to the .js app or view the output of the running instances with only a couple of mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel via an extremely user-friendly interface.