Load Balancing

Use section.io's load balancing feature to distribute load across your origin servers.


Load balancing distributes traffic across origin servers so that your website can handle more visitors at once and visitors are always directed to the best server for their requests. If one of your servers is not responding or a network is experiencing an outage, you can automatically redirect traffic to the closest functioning server so that your site stays up for all visitors. section.io’s load balancing allows you to:

  • Direct traffic to different servers based on their response states so that users don’t get 502 errors.
  • Serve unique content to different geographic locations, .such as offers only available in certain regions or pages in different languages.
  • Use one server for caching static objects and another for dynamic content.
  • Create unlimited custom rules to route traffic based on its characteristics.
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load balancing

Load Balancer Technical details:

section.io provides a layer 7 load balancer to immediately route HTTP requests based on rules you set that can include request location, device or browser type, and cookies or headers. In addition, you can utilize our load balancer to randomly distribute requests to your origin servers so that no one server is overloaded.

section.io has used VCL to create common load balancing scenarios that can be easily set up in your section.io portal by editing your VCL files. section.io provides git-backed version control for easy configuration, and in depth metrics and logs to show how each request was handled for quick diagnosis of issues.

With the combination of section.io’s load balancer, Varnish Cache, and ELK stack logs you can rest assured you will be able to easily handle traffic spikes and improve user experience.

The only DevOps integrated content delivery solution

Once you serve traffic through section.io you will have access to detailed logs and real-time metrics to see how users are being served content to inform your load balancing configuration.

section.io's metrics, diagnostics, and local development environment are aligned with DevOps principles to provide a full DevOps workflow as soon as you get started.


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