Node.js is an avant-garde, open-source, event-driven, non-blocking input/output platform used for Internet sites that support live interaction. A few instances of such websites are web-based browser video game portals, web-based chat rooms or hotel reservation portals. Node.js processes the info exchanged between the website and its users in small bits, which accelerates the load speed and the overall performance of the site significantly. When a certain form with 3 boxes has to be filled out by a user, for example, usually all three boxes should be filled and the whole content is then forwarded as one huge chunk of information to the web server. With Node.js, the content of the first box is processed the moment it is inserted, before the user writes anything in the second box. Thus, a lot more information can be processed much faster and more efficiently compared to any traditional platform, which can have a significant effect on the site’s performance. Node.js is already being employed by some of the biggest IT firms such as Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use Node.js with each and every shared hosting package that we’re offering, as the platform is present on our cloud servers and can be added to an active shared account with several clicks of the mouse. After you log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js under the Upgrades menu where you can choose the number of instances that you would like to order. One instance means that one single app will use Node.js and you will be able to add as many instances to your account as you want. A new menu will appear in the Hepsia Control Panel soon afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you’ll have to enter the path to the .js file that will use it and to select if the connection will go through the server’s shared IP address or via a dedicated one. The controls inside Hepsia will also enable you to reboot or to delete an instance and to see any given application’s output.