What Is Load Balancing?
Load balancing is the process of distributing workloads across multiple servers, collectively known as a server cluster.
WHY LOAD BALANCING IS VITAL TO WEB ENVIRONMENTS?
Load balancers are highly beneficial to cluster environments, where massive workloads can easily overwhelm a single server and high levels of service availability and response times are critical to certain business processes or mandated by SLAs.Some servers might even be left handling zero traffic while others became overloaded. In order to scale your infrastructure to support the increasing demand as well as maintain acceptable levels of responsiveness and availability, you need to make sure you incorporate load balancing into your server endeavours. By hosting your website with IWHost.com, you will automatically have the access to all our value-added features, all easily managed through our world-leading control panel.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1. Traffic comes to your site.
Visitors to your site send numerous concurrent requests to your server via the Internet.
2. The traffic is distributed across server resources.
The load balancing hardware or software intercepts each request and directs it to the appropriate server node.
3. Each server operates a reasonable workload.
The node receives the request and is able to accept the request and respond to the balancer because it is not overloaded with too many requests.
4. The server returns the request.
The process is completed in reverse order to deliver the server’s response back to the user