Node.js is an innovative, event-driven non-blocking I/O platform used for sites which support live communication. Several instances of such sites would be web-based browser video game portals, online chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. Node.js processes the information exchanged between the site and its users in small bits, which boosts the loading speed and the overall performance of the website substantially. If a certain form with three boxes has to be filled out by a user, for example, typically all three boxes should be filled and the whole content is then submitted as one giant chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed as soon as it is entered, before the user writes anything in the second one. In this way, a lot more info can be processed much faster and more effectively compared to any conventional platform, which can exert an immense impact on the site’s overall performance. Node.js is already being used by many of the biggest IT corporations such as Microsoft and Yahoo.
Node.js in Cloud Website Hosting
When you host a web app on our leading-edge cloud platform and you would like to try out Node.js, you will be able to add it to your account regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you are using. This can be done through the Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll 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 select how many instances you wish to add to the account – one instance means one app using Node.js. In the new section that will show up in the Control Panel, you can indicate the path to the .js file in your hosting account and choose if the file in question will be reachable via the shared IP address of the server or through a dedicated one. Our system will also designate a port number for the connection. You’ll be able to terminate or to reboot each instance separately, in case it is required.