What is Load Balancing?
Load balancing is the process of distributing web site traffic across a number of servers to avoid the possibility of one server becoming overloaded - something that could cause your web site to grind to a halt.
Load balancing can be applied to two or more servers and is a technology that sends incoming requests to the least busy server. This process enables your web site to deal with large surges of traffic. And thanks to server mirroring - which means should one server suffer a failure another simply takes over - it significantly increases your web site’s uptime.
Who should consider Load Balancing?
- If you have a high-traffic web site which receives over 5000 visitors per day.
- If you have a resource intensive site which demands a high degree of server power and resources.
- If you have a site that is prone to sudden surges of traffic caused by running special offers at certain times of the year etc.
- If you have a site where any downtime would prove extremely costly.
What are the benefits?
- Run like Google
Visitors to your web site receive super fast responses regardless of the amount of traffic.
- Achieve 100% Uptime
Coupled with server mirroring, load balancing can help you achieve 100% uptime. Should a server fail, another simply takes over.
As your visitor number increases, additional servers can be added to the cluster to cope with the demand. This is a solution that can grow with your business.
It doesn't have to cost thousands to achieve 100% uptime and super fast speeds for high traffic sites. Our solutions let you start small and scale up as your business and web site visitor numbers grow.
How do I find out more about Load Balancing?
Our server Load Balancing services are categorised under our 100% uptime solutions. For further details please click here