Node.js is an innovative, event-driven input/output system built for websites that offer real-time communication. Several examples of such websites are web-based browser video game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation booking portals. The platform processes the info sent between the website and its visitors in tiny bits, which enhances the load speed and the performance of the site significantly. If a certain form with 3 boxes is expected to be filled out by a specific user, for example, usually all three boxes should be filled and their entire content is then delivered as one massive chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed the moment it is entered, before the user writes anything in the second one. Therefore, much more information can be processed a lot faster and more efficiently as opposed to any other platform, which can have a serious impact on the site’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by many of the largest IT companies such as Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

When you host a web application on our leading-edge cloud platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your hosting account regardless of the shared hosting package that you’re using. You can make this via the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia hosting 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 can choose the number of instances that you would like to add to your account – one instance means that one application will be 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 the file in question will be accessible through the server’s shared IP address or through a dedicated one. Our system will also select a port for the connection. You’ll be able to switch off or to reboot each instance separately, if it is required.