Section's Virtual Waiting Room
Maintain control of user experience on your website even during periods of extreme traffic.Talk to a Developer
Is your application overwhelmed right now?
If you need urgent support please contact support for help with implementation of virtual waiting room and other immediate traffic management strategies.
Don’t let excess traffic volumes destroy every user’s experience.
When an unexpected peak traffic event occurs on your website, Section’s Edge Compute Platform can route a nominated portion of users to a Virtual Waiting Room where they can remain while other users successfully navigate, engage with and transact with your website.
Implement a range of Section’s performance and scalability features.
Implementing a Virtual Waiting Room for your website is an excellent way to protect your website user experience and revenue when unexpected, significant traffic peaks arise.
Maintaining website performance for all users on a day-to-day basis and during normal traffic peaks can be achieved with a range of additional Section features.
Additional Section website performance features to consider include:
- Dynamic Content Caching
- Static Asset Caching
- HTML Streaming
- Anonymous Page Caching
- Image Optimization
Virtual Waiting Room
Virtual Waiting Room
To use Virtual Waiting Room on Section you will be set up with a GoSquared account and Varnish Cache 4, 5 or 6 on your Section application. GoSquared provides analytics so you know how many users are on your website in real time. Varnish Cache is a reverse proxy that uses rules you create in VCL (Varnish Configuration Language) to manage HTTP requests by caching objects or redirecting users.
Section’s Virtual Waiting Room will use the real-time analytics from GoSquared to determine the number of users currently on your website. The application will then use Varnish Cache to display the overload page when your maximum number of users has been reached.
To add a Virtual Waiting Room to your Section application, check out our docs for instructions.
Section’s experienced engineers will also help you implement Virtual Waiting Room during an activation session.
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