Queue-it works as a waiting page inserted between two web pages. When traffic exceeds configured thresholds, visitors are redirected to the waiting room with an HTTP 302 redirect.
Visitors are throttled back to the target URL with another HTTP 302 redirect at the users-per-minute rate they configure. Admins can monitor traffic in real time and adjust the users-per-minute rate up or down on-the-fly as needed.
You can implement the virtual waiting room at the site level and/or on specific pages. Implementing at the site level gives visitors a seamless customer experience. They start in the waiting room that is customized to match your brand, and once they are redirected they browse your website and check out like normal. Site-level implementation also gives you full control over precisely how many visitors are on your infrastructure. Implementing at the page level can, for example, allow visitors to browse a ticketing website and not be placed into a waiting room unless they select tickets to a particular concert. Or, it can allow online shoppers to browse products and not be placed in the waiting room until they proceed to checkout.