Managing Dedicated Servers With Load Balancing
August 25, 2010
Load balancing, according to this report on The Hosting News, is all about hardware expansion -- its only a matter of time until you will need more than one server for your website. Also mentioned in the story is that simply having one dedicated server to handle an incredibly large workload isnt enough.
"Making sure your business is able to handle its own popularity is a matter of planning ahead. If a business plans on launching an advertising campaign that is sure to bring a large number of new customers, then adding servers to the 'server farm' before the launching of the advertising campaign would be an example of effective load balancing. If the business has an advertising schematic that causes their customer base to grow gradually, then using the raw data accessible from the control panel would be a fantastic idea. Using graphs and charts, gauging how the business is growing and the expectation for increased server demand will prepare the business for the changes to come. Armed with this knowledge, adding servers in accordance with a predictable and gradual increase in demand would be optimal."