Load Balancing

How Important Is Your Site?

When your business Web site provides mission-critical data or is your main revenue source, slow response times and potential hardware failures are not an option. Protect your business with a customized load balancing solution from Hostway.

If your entire Web site resides on a single server, it only takes one traffic surge to slow response times or a single hardware failure to bring your business to a halt. Load balancing eliminates both problems by using multiple servers to house your data. No single point of failure can bring your Web site down.

The Load Balancing Advantage

Load balancing spreads the work of your managed server among two or more servers, optimizing resources, output and response times. If your server fails in any way, requests are routed to other server(s) according to preset criteria - eliminating downtime.

Load balancing gives you:

  • Failsafe performance that can't be achieved by a single server
  • Faster system response times for a better customer experience
  • Improved availability to critical applications
  • Guaranteed server uptime

Two Reasons You Need Load Balancing:

  1. Cost effective load allocation – Expanding horizontally by balancing the load among servers is more reliable and cost effective than vertical scaling solutions
  2. Increased redundancy – Effective method of implementing a redundant system

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