Virtual Waiting Room

With section.io's virtual waiting room, you can maintain control of the traffic on your website even during periods of extreme traffic.

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Don't let excess traffic volumes destroy your user experience

When an unexpected peak traffic event occurs on your website, section.io's Application Edge can route a nominated proportion of users to a virtual waiting room where they can remain while other users successfully navigate, engage with and trasact with your website.

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Best User Experience Possible

By placing excess users into the Virtual Waiting Room, the users who are on your website can continue to navigate, search, engage and trasact with your website. Instead of all users suffering delays and outages, the users who are on your site can continue to have a top quality experience.

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The Waiting Room

You can set and manage the threshold over which excess users will be routed to the Virtual Waiting Room. When users on the website complete their transaction or leave the website, waiting room users will be allowed back onto the website.

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Easy to Set Up

Included as part of any section.io subscription with Varnish Cache enabled, the section.io Virtual Waiting Room is simple to set up with a basic GoSquared subscription and some VCL. Let us help you get started.

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Faster Websites Always

Combine your Virtual Waiting Room with image and full page caching on section.io to effectively and efficently serve the maximum possible number of users at all times with the lowest hosting costs.

Implement a Range of Performance and Scalability Features With section.io


Implementing a Virtual Waiting Room for your website is an excellent way to protect your website user experience and revenue when significant traffic peaks arrive.

Maintaining website performance for all users on a day to day basis and during normal traffic peaks can be acheived with a range of additional section.io features.

Additional section.io website performance features to consider include:

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Need help to figure out the best combination of performance and scalability features for your website and team?

Virtual Waiting Room: Technical Details


To use Virtual Waiting Room on section.io you will need to have a GoSquared Account and Varnish 4 or 5 on your section.io 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.io'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 to provide the overload page when your maximum number of users has been set. GoSquared is a seperate service from section.io and has its own pricing, including a free tier. Varnish Cache is a reverse proxy that you can select for your section.io application.

To add a Virtual Waiting Room to your section.io application, check out our docs for instructions.

section.io’s experienced engineers will help also help your engineering team implement Virtual Waiting Room for you during an activation session.