Edge Module

Section's Virtual Waiting Room

Maintain control of user experience on your website even during periods of extreme traffic.

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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.

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By placing excess users into the Virtual Waiting Room, the users who are on your website can continue to navigate, search, engage and transact 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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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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The Section Virtual Waiting Room is simple to set up. Let us help you get started.

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

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
  • HTTP/2

Technical Details

Virtual Waiting Room

To use Virtual Waiting Room on Section you will be set up with the Virtual Waiting Room module on the Section platform.

Section’s Virtual Waiting Room uses real-time analytics to determine the number of users currently on your website. An easy-to-use interface is provided to control the number of concurrent users on the site. The application then displays 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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