Date Added: Feb 2014
In today's world, almost all of the E-commerce websites or applications are available over the Internet. Such websites are often faced with incoming load of requests that exceeds their capacity, i.e. they are subjected to overload. Most existing web servers show severe drop in throughput and thus degraded performance at high overload. The reference paper suggests a proxy based overload control mechanism, which uses the drop in throughput relative to arrival rate as an indicator of overload.