Node.js is a leading-edge, event-driven asynchronous input/output platform intended for websites which offer live interaction. A few instances of such sites would be web-based browser video game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js processes the info sent between the site and its users in little bits, which accelerates the speed and the performance of the website tremendously. When some form with 3 boxes has to be filled out by a particular user, for example, normally all three boxes should be filled out and the entire content is then forwarded as one sizeable chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed the moment it is entered, before the user types anything in the second one. Therefore, a lot more information can be handled much faster and more efficiently in contrast with any traditional platform, which can have an enormous impact on the overall performance of the site. Node.js is already being used by many of the biggest IT companies like Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

If you host an Internet app on our leading-edge cloud website hosting platform and you would like to try Node.js, you’ll be able to add it to your account regardless of the shared hosting plan that you use. This can be done from the Upgrades menu in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to take advantage of Node.js in no more than several minutes after you add this service to your account. You will be able to choose the number of instances that you want to add to your account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will appear in the Control Panel, you can define the path to the .js file in your web hosting account and select whether the file in question will be reachable through the shared IP of the physical server or via a dedicated IP. Our system will also select a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to cancel or to reboot each instance independently, in case it is required.