Node.js is a leading-edge, event-driven asynchronous input/output platform intended for websites which offer real-time interaction. A few instances of such websites are online browser-based video game portals, web-based chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. The platform processes the info exchanged between the site and its users in little bits, which enhances the loading speed and the performance of the website substantially. When a certain form with 3 boxes should be filled by a specific user, for example, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled and their entire content is then sent as one large hunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed the second it is entered, before the user writes anything in the second one. Thus, much more info can be handled much faster and more effectively compared to any conventional system, which can exert a serious influence on the website’s overall performance. Node.js is already being employed by many of the biggest IT companies like Yahoo and Microsoft.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

You’ll be able to take advantage of Node.js with every shared web hosting plan that we’re offering, since the platform is available on our cloud servers and can be added to an existing shared hosting account with a few mouse clicks. Once you sign into your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can pick the number of instances that you wish to add. One instance means that one single app will use the platform and you will be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you wish. A new menu will appear in the Control Panel shortly after that and to start using Node.js, you will have to define the path to the .js file that will use it and to decide whether the connection should go through the shared IP address of the physical server or via a dedicated IP. The controls inside the Hepsia Control Panel will also enable you to restart or to cancel an instance and to see any given application’s output.