Node.js is an innovative, open-source, event-driven, input/output system designed for Internet sites that offer live communication. A few examples of such websites are web-based browser video game portals, live chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js handles the information sent between the site and its users in tiny bits, which accelerates the loading speed and the overall performance of the site substantially. If some form with 3 boxes should be filled by a user, for instance, usually all three boxes should be filled and their entire content is then sent as one sizeable chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed the second it is entered, before the user types anything in the second one. Thus, a lot more info can be processed a lot faster and more effectively compared to any conventional platform, which can have a considerable impact on the website’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by some of the biggest IT companies like Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a web app on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you use. You can make this through the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than a couple of minutes after you add this feature to the account. You’ll be able to select the number of instances that you want to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can include the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose whether that file will be accessible via the shared IP address of the server or through a dedicated IP. Our platform will also set a port number for the connection. You will be able to switch off or to reboot each instance independently, if it is required.