Node.js is an innovative, event-driven input/output system meant for Internet sites which offer live communication. Several examples of such sites would be online browser-based video game portals, live chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js processes the info sent between the website and its users in small bits, which enhances the loading speed and the overall performance of the site considerably. If some form with three boxes is expected to be filled out by a user, for instance, usually all three boxes should be filled and the entire content is then delivered as one giant chunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed as soon as it is inserted, before the user types anything in the second one. In this way, much more info can be processed much faster and more effectively compared with any conventional system, which can have a significant effect on the website’s overall performance. Node.js is already being used by some of the biggest IT corporations such as Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting

As Node.js is present on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, you’ll be able to add it to your web hosting account and to utilize it for any web-based app that you’ve got, regardless of which cloud website hosting package you have chosen at signup. The Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all hosting accounts, will allow you to select the number of instances that you’d like to order – this is the number of the web applications that will use Node.js. A few minutes after that, you can specify the path to the application, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your shared account, as well as to select the IP to receive access to the file – a dedicated IP or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js section that will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to remove it in case you don’t want it anymore. You will also be provided with access to the output code with just a mouse click.