Node.js is a cutting-edge, open-source, event-driven, input/output platform built for sites that support real-time interaction. Some examples of such sites are web-based browser video game portals, live chat rooms or accommodation reservation portals. The platform handles the info sent between the Internet site and its users in tiny bits, which enhances the load speed and the overall performance of the site significantly. If 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 massive hunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the first box’s content is processed once it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second one. In this way, a lot more information can be handled much faster and more effectively in contrast to any conventional system, which can have a remarkable impact on the website’s overall performance. Node.js is already being used by some of the top IT firms like Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

Since Node.js is available on our avant-garde cloud platform, you will be able to add it to your shared hosting account and to use it for any web application that you’ve got, irrespective of which shared hosting plan you have selected upon signup. The Upgrades section in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes bundled with all hosting accounts, will allow you to choose the number of instances that you’d like to have – this is the number of the web apps that will use Node.js. A couple of minutes later, you will be able to enter the path to the app, i.e. where the .js file will be located in your web hosting account, as well as to pick the IP to get access to that file – a dedicated IP address or the server’s shared one. In the new Node.js menu that will show up in the Control Panel, you will be able to restart an instance or to deactivate it in case you do not want it anymore. You’ll also get access to the output code with just a single mouse click.