Balance Your Web Traffic Over Multiple Servers
Is your WordPress website getting too much network traffic for a single server to handle? If so, you should consider using a load balancer. A load balancer distributes network traffic across multiple backend servers, preventing your site from slowing down or crashing.
This type of hosting for a WordPress site can be complex to set up, but don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. At Convesio, we set up a load balancer on your site in under a minute. No technical expertise WordPress plugin is required. Don’t worry – with Convesio, you won’t need to configure a wp config.php file, handle a MySQL database password, or do other technical wizardry.
High-Performance Load Balancers Help Scale WordPress
Here at Convesio, we’ve spent the last three years building high performance, scalable WordPress hosting.
Unlike many other generic hosting providers that are not WordPress-specific, our platform is designed specifically to work with WordPress. We’ve optimized our stack to ensure maximum WordPress compatibility with themes, plugins, and other ecosystem tools, guaranteeing high performance for your WordPress sites.
In order to handle high amounts of traffic, dedicated servers need special optimizations in order to keep WordPress and WooCommerce running smoothly. With our implementation of Redis Object Cache, load balancers, and dedicated containerized WordPress servers, we ensure that your site will perform well.
Implement Load Balancing On Our Cloud Platform
We implement load balancing automatically on your site. Our experts will configure your servers and migrate your website for you. Plus, we offer 24/7 support in case you need any help or have questions along the way.
Some of the benefits of using our load balanced WordPress hosting include:
By distributing network traffic across multiple servers, your WordPress site will be able to handle more visitors and run more smoothly
If a web server goes down, the others can pick up the slack, ensuring that your WordPress website stays up and running
As your website grows, you can easily add backend servers to your network. Your WordPress website becomes more resilient and capable of handling larger surges of traffic
We provide hassle-free setup and migration of WordPress websites and WooCommerce stores to our hosting platform. Convesio is built for scaling, speed, and security
Auto scaling is also important for sites with many concurrent users and have significant back end functionality and database tables, as these pages cannot be cached. This includes shopping carts, logging in and out, and content search, just to name a few.
One additional benefit to auto scaling is it helps with your Google SEO (Search Engine Optimization) rankings. This is because your page speed is improved, your bounce rate of users goes down, and Google’s indexing bots won’t visit your site when it’s slow or offline. These variables factor into which websites rank at the top of Google search results.
How It Works
How Does A Load Balancer Work?
A load balancer sits “in front of” your WordPress website and directs incoming traffic to a different web server. This load balancing algorithm distributes traffic across a network of servers, ensuring that no single web server is overwhelmed by traffic — and allowing your WordPress website to handle more traffic than a single server could.
There are two main types of load balancers: hardware and software.
Hardware load balancers arephysical devices that sit between your server and the internet. They are typically more expensive than software load balancers, but can offer better performance.
Software load balancers are programs that run on a server and act as a proxy between the internet and your WordPress site. They are typically less expensive than hardware load balancers, but can be more difficult to set up.
Our WordPress hosting plans come with both Nginx and HAProxy load balancers. Nginx web server load balancers are used for WordPress webfiles, while HAProxy is used for databases, which means our hosting servers are completely load-balanced.
How We Do It
"Done For You" WordPress Load Balancing
Load balancing is a key function of Convesio’s stack and. more specifically, its automated scaling mechanism.
It is also why Docker was chosen instead of the traditional VPS approach. Containers have a lighter resource footprint and much more ‘agile’ – they can be deployed and canceled in a matter of milliseconds, allowing for quick creation of WordPress instances and creating database tables.
Convesio users don’t need to configure load balancing as it’s part of the solution. However, they can set the minimum and maximum number of containers a website can scale between as well as the thresholds that trigger scaling. This can be done in minutes via our dashboard.
Any questions about how we load balance instances of WordPress?
Get in touch! We’ll be happy to explain our process and show you how the technology works. We also offer a 30-day risk-free trial.
See It In Action
Eliminate Downtime and Slow Response Times
Scale to Meet Unexpected Traffic Surges
Our hosting plans implement a load balancer, meaning that your website will be able to handle more traffic than an individual server. This is because the load balancer will distribute traffic across multiple servers.
If one of your servers goes down, the others can pick up the slack, ensuring that your website stays up and running. And as your website grows, you can easily add more servers to your network.
Set Up A Scalable Instance of WordPress In Minutes
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Learn More About WordPress Load Balancing
A load balancer is a device that distributes network traffic across a number of servers. This ensures that no single server is overwhelmed by traffic.
The main benefit is that your WordPress website becomes highly-available and less prone to slow performance and downtimes when your website gets a surge in traffic.
With Convesio, you don’t pay extra – load balancers are included. To build a load balancer on your own, however, it can be quite expensive. You’ll need to build it, test it, manage it, and more, all of which requires extensive dev ops knowledge.