The quality of service a Web server provides to end users generally depends on two parameters
1. Network-transfer speed
Network-transfer speed is primarily a matter of the availability and quality of bandwidth from your network to the Internet.
2. Server-response time.
Server-response time depends upon resources. A fast CPU, lots of RAM and good I/O performance can make all the difference.
What is Load Balancing?
Load balancing distributes processing and communications activity evenly across multiple servers so that no single server is overwhelmed with all the requests. This is especially important for platforms where it is hard to predict the number of requests per second. Busy Web sites typically employ two or more Web servers in a load balancing scheme. If one server becomes overloaded, requests are forwarded to another server with more capacity
When to Consider Load Balancing?
When resources are exhausted and your Managed server is struggling against heavy traffic, Swiftway can examine your server to determine the overall health of the system, check the application, server resources and potential bottlenecks (hardware or software). If a hardware or software bottleneck is found and cannot be resolved with an application change or increase in hardware, a load-balanced solution would be appropriate. Swiftway can quickly deploy the necessary hardware environment for a reliable load balanced solution.
What makes load balancing different at Swiftway?
The Swiftway load balancing service is fully managed 24x7x365 by our NOC Team. They provide device monitoring, 1 hour hardware replacement guarantee and quick server deployment.