Node.js is an innovative, open-source, event-driven, asynchronous input/output platform intended for sites which support interactive communication. A few instances of such websites are web-based browser game portals, live chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js processes the info exchanged between the website and its users in little bits, which boosts the speed and the performance of the site considerably. When some form with 3 boxes should be filled by a user, for example, typically all three boxes should be filled out and the whole content is then submitted as one giant chunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed once it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second box. In this way, a lot more info can be handled a lot faster and more efficiently in contrast to any conventional platform, which can exert an immense influence on the performance of the website. Node.js is already being employed by some of the leading IT firms such as Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host an Internet app on our avant-garde cloud platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your web hosting account irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you are using. You can make this via the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to your account. You will be able to choose how many instances you want to add to your account – one instance means one application using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can type the path to the .js file in your hosting account and select if that file will be accessible through the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. Our system will also specify a port for the connection. You will be able to disable or to reboot each instance separately, in case it’s required.