OctaGate Switch lets you intercept all incoming HTTP requests, and
determine by target host and path what server the request should be redirected to.
This enables you to place multiple servers behind a single IP address.
Run a Web Mail Interface on your Web Server
With OctaGate Switch, you can easily run a Web Mail Interface and a Web Server on the
same computer and port! Your web site remains at www.domain.com and your web mail interface
gets a friendly URL like mail.domain.com.
HTTP Load Balancing with Failover
Improve your site uptime and capacity by adding more servers, and let
OctaGate Switch send each new visitor
to the most responsive server. With failover, if a web server dies, your users won't hardly notice!
HTTP Load Balancing is only available on OctaGate Switch Enterprise.
OctaGate Switch lets you divide a single site over several servers, based
on the path and or document requested. This can be useful if you have a web
application or web service that's
located on another server than the main site. It can also be used as a simple form
of load balancing.
Use HTTP Compression to reduce your sites download times to up to 3 to 5 times! XML, ASP, CGI, JSP, DHTML and HTML compresses
to about 1/10 of the original size, and overall web sites typically become 30% faster.
HTTP Compression is only available on OctaGate Switch Advanced and OctaGate
Organize Web Servers
If you run multiple web sites you may want to migrate them around between
different computers, depending on their load. OctaGate Switch lets you do this
W3C Compliant Logfile
OctaGate Switch now produces a single W3C log file for all sites, a file that can be analyzed by all major W3C log
file analyzers. It even works for Load Balanced servers, making it look like they were actually one web server.
SOAP Web Services Maintenance
OctaGate Switch lets you move your web services around, while they maintain
the same external path.
FREE Trial Version
We encourage you to download our FREE trial version and try it out
before you buy it.
Secure Online Purchasing
Buying OctaGate Switch online is completely safe, due to our partners
their very long experience in selling software online.
Works With ANY Web Server
OctaGate Switch will work with any web server you connect it to, and
the web server can run on any operating system.
Low Hardware Requirements
OctaGate Switch does not require a separate computer, but can co-exist with your
OctaGate Switch is administrated through a web interface. You can remotely administer your OctaGate Switch server - no matter where you are!
We here at OctaGate Switch are committed to giving you, our customers, the best support
we possibly can, this includes a FAQ file that's continuously updated, a free forum where we help
users and a dedicated support email address.
Selective IP Binding
If you have several network cards and/or IP addresses on your
computer, you can select which of them OctaGate Switch will respond on. For
example, you might want to bind port 85 on one internal IP number, and port 80
on another internal IP number.
Each domain can have several virtual paths that can be connected to other servers than the main
server for the domain. This way, you can, per path and/or document, determine which server
should handle a request. Different licenses allow different numbers of virtual paths.
A domain is typically of the form "www.MYDOMAIN.com", but you may also want to route
all incoming requests for "MYDOMAIN.com" or "web.MYDOMAIN.com" to the same server. Different licenses allow different numbers of virtual domains.