Node.js is a cutting-edge, open-source, event-driven, non-blocking I/O platform intended for sites that support interactive communication. A few examples of such sites are online browser-based game portals, online chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js processes the information sent between the site and its visitors in tiny bits, which accelerates the load speed and the performance of the website tremendously. If some form with three boxes has to be filled by a particular user, for example, typically all three boxes should be filled out and the entire content is then sent as one giant hunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed the moment it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second one. Therefore, much more information can be handled a lot faster and more efficiently compared with any traditional platform, which can have a substantial effect on the website’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by many of the biggest IT firms like Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

Since Node.js is present on our avant-garde cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based application that you’ve got, regardless of which shared hosting package you have selected during the order process. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes bundled with all shared accounts, will allow you to pick the number of instances that you wish to run – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you will be able to specify the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your shared website hosting account, as well as to choose the IP address to acquire access to the file – a dedicated IP or the physical server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Control Panel, you will be able to reboot an instance or to terminate it if you don’t require it any longer. You’ll also be granted access to the output code with only a single mouse click.