SocketCluster Web Sockets

SocketCluster is a fast, highly scalable HTTP + realtime server engine which lets you build multi-process realtime servers that make use of all CPU cores on a machine/instance.

#What is SocketCluster?

SocketCluster is a scalable WebSocket server implementation for Node.js that enables real-time communication between clients and servers. It is designed to be easy to use and highly performant, capable of handling millions of concurrent connections and message exchanges.

#SocketCluster Key Features

Most recognizable SocketCluster features include:

  • Support for both WebSocket and HTTP long-polling transport protocols
  • Built-in load balancing and horizontal scaling capabilities
  • Integration with Redis for pub/sub functionality and distributed state storage
  • Easy-to-use API and client-side library for sending and receiving messages
  • Support for custom authentication and authorization mechanisms
  • Comprehensive error handling and debugging tools

#SocketCluster Use-Cases

Some of the SocketCluster use-cases are:

  • Real-time collaboration and messaging applications
  • Multiplayer gaming and e-sports platforms
  • Financial trading and monitoring systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and smart device control systems
  • Live streaming and media distribution platforms
  • High-availability and fault-tolerant applications

#SocketCluster Summary

SocketCluster is a high-performance WebSocket server implementation designed for real-time communication at scale, with built-in load balancing, horizontal scaling, and support for multiple transport protocols.

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