The Isle of Wight Festival is a British music festival that takes place annually in Newport on the Isle of Wight, England. With an impressive line-up of era-defining bands, chart toppers and fresh new talent, the Isle of Wight Festival is a celebration of music over 40 years strong.

This year’s Isle of Wight Festival ran from Thursday, June 15, to Sunday, June 18 and approximately 55,000 people were expected to descend on Seaclose Park, Newport, for the sold-out four-day event.

  • 14.48M

    Requests served

  • 2.2K

    Attacks detected and blocked

  • 1.53M

    Requests served in 24hrs

Goals.

Isle of Wight Festival wanted to ensure that their website was robust enough to withstand the high user demand during peak times. This included when next year’s tickets went on sale.

Challenges.

During the event in 2022, the client’s firewall malfunctioned, causing their website to be temporarily unavailable for a short period of time. The website is fundamental to the success of the festival, so action was needed to ensure that the site remained accessible at all times.

Solutions.

LOCALiQ decided to set up a number of new infrastructures and processes to support the website. This included multiple redundant web servers, a load balancer, and a separate database server, in the event one web server failed there were others available.

Results.

LOCALiQ’s improved website structure resulted in 14.4 million requests being served in 30 days, with 1.53 million requests being served in just 24 hours. The site ran at no more than 20% capacity meaning that no users experienced slow load times.

Overall, LOCALiQ’s solutions ensured the Isle of Wight Festival website was hosted on substantially more robust and scalable servers, and was available to all users for the duration of the event.

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