Node.js is an avant-garde, open-source, event-driven, non-blocking I/O platform used for Internet sites which support real-time interaction. Several instances of such websites would be web-based browser video game portals, web-based chat rooms or hotel booking portals. Node.js handles the info transmitted between the website and its users in tiny bits, which boosts the speed and the overall performance of the website significantly. When a certain form with 3 boxes has to be filled out by a user, for instance, ordinarily all three boxes should be filled out and the entire content is then delivered as one sizeable chunk of information to the server. With Node.js, the content in the first box is processed once it is entered, before the user types anything in the second box. Therefore, much more information can be handled much faster and more efficiently compared to any traditional platform, which can have an immense impact on the website’s overall performance. Node.js is already being used by some of the biggest IT corporations like Microsoft and Yahoo.

Node.js in Shared Web Hosting

You’ll be able to make use of Node.js with each shared web hosting plan offered by us, as the event-driven platform is available on our cloud hosting servers and can be added to an active hosting account with a couple of mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll find Node.js in the Upgrades section where you can select how many instances you’d like to get. One instance means that one app will use Node.js and you’ll be able to add as many instances to your website hosting account as you wish. A new section will show up in the Hepsia Control Panel soon afterwards and to begin using Node.js, you will have to specify the path to the .js file that will use it and to decide if the connection will pass through the shared IP of the server or via a dedicated one. The controls inside Hepsia will also permit you to restart or to deactivate an instance and to view any given app’s output.