What Is Internet Load Balancing?

Internet load balancing is an approach used to evenly distribute traffic across servers to maintain a stable and efficient network, preventing any server from being overwhelmed, which can lead to slow response time, outages, or other performance issues. In the case that a server outage happens, it routes traffic and their requests to the remaining load balancing internet connections, which helps to ensure uninterrupted service availability and maintain a positive user experience.

Due to this, internet load balancing has become a necessity for the majority of businesses and their high-traffic websites to handle millions of concurrent requests, enabling businesses to scale and meet growing demand efficiently.

  • WiFi Load Balancing

    WiFi Load Balancing spreads traffic across multiple WiFi access points (APs) in a crowded environment with a high density of devices, which, in turn, ensures better network performance and seamless connectivity for users, as well as prevents overloads and performance issues

  • WAN Load Balancing

    WAN Load Balancing allocates traffic across multiple Wide Area Network connections, which helps you better utilize all the available bandwidth, improving reliability and network performance by preventing overloads on any connection and providing automatic failover

  • Consistent Performance

    Spreading traffic across multiple servers prevents overloads, which leads to faster and more consistent speed

  • Automatic Failover

    If server outage, the load balancer routes traffic to the remaining servers to ensure uninterrupted connectivity

  • Scalability

    It enables to add more resources without compromising performance by incorporating more load-balancing connections

How Load Balancing Routers Work?

Load-balancing routers stand as traffic directors for your internet connections, constantly monitoring your incoming network traffic to route it to multiple servers in the case of overloads. These routers distribute incoming network traffic based on the following load-balancing algorithms:

  • Round Robin: It evenly allocates traffic across multiple servers, ensuring all load balancing internet connections get an equal share of work;
  • Least Connections: The load-balancing router directs traffic to the servers with the fewest active connections to prevent overloads and performance issues;
  • Weighted Distribution: The router distributes network traffic based on the assigned weights of each server concerning factors like speed or reliability.

Peplink Load Balancers

Peplink Load Balancers are network devices used to handle high volumes of traffic, allocating it across multiple servers and, in turn, offering uninterrupted connectivity. This consequently leads to improved speed, enhanced performance, and overall network stability by network load balancing and providing automatic failover in case of server outages.

Peplink Load Balancers can perfectly match the requirements of businesses from various sectors that aim for a consistent high-speed internet connection and secure data transmission. Their seamless performance and scalability make Peplink routers an excellent choice for any business.

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FAQs

Yes, Internet load balancing can greatly help to improve performance by evenly distributing traffic and requests, which also prevents servers from being overwhelmed and experiencing potential outages. Among other benefits, there is the ability to scale the pool to more effectively handle the load, traffic management to give preferences to a certain type of traffic based on specific criteria, etc.  
Internet load balancing itself doesn't directly increase internet speed, but it evenly distributes traffic across multiple servers, preventing servers from becoming overwhelmed, which, in turn, results in faster response times and improved user experience.
Load balancing requires such core components as a load balancer, servers, network switches, firewalls, and monitoring tools.
The load-balancing routers distribute incoming traffic based on such common load-balancing algorithms as round robin, which ensures all servers get an equal share of work; least connections, which directs traffic to the servers with the fewest active connections; weighted distribution, which distributes traffic based on the assigned weights of each server.
In order to select the best-fitted load-balancing algorithm, analyze your traffic, make sure the algorithm effectively monitors the health of servers, take into account your scalability requirements, and ensure this algorithm is supported by your load balancer, etc.
Yes, we implement an internet load balancing approach across all our maritime connectivity solutions, including WiFi for yachts and WiFi cruise ships.

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