Node.js is an innovative, event-driven I/O system intended for websites that offer real-time communication. Some instances of such websites are web-based browser game portals, web-based chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. The platform handles the info exchanged between the Internet site and its visitors in tiny bits, which accelerates the speed and the performance of the site significantly. If a given form with 3 boxes is expected to be filled out by a particular user, for instance, usually all three boxes should be filled and the entire content is then submitted as one big hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed once it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second one. In this way, much more information can be handled much faster and more effectively compared with any traditional system, which can exert an enormous influence on the website’s performance. Node.js is already being employed by some of the largest IT corporations such as Yahoo and Microsoft.
Node.js in Web Hosting
When you host an Internet application on our innovative cloud website hosting platform and you wish to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account irrespective of the web hosting plan that you use. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to use Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this upgrade to the account. You’ll be able to select how many instances you would like to add to your account – one instance means that one app will be using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can specify the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and choose whether the file in question will be reachable through the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. Our system will also assign a port for the connection. You will be able to deactivate or to reboot each instance separately, in case it is necessary.