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Best Load Balancing Solution

  • Posted January 20, 2015

Hi,

I like to know your experiences with Load Balancing. I want to host multiple website’s with 1 load balancer and 2 webservers. What do you guys find best? HAProxy? Nginx? Zen Load Balancer?

I hope you guys can help me out :D

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Nginx works great, even better if you replace apache for nginx + php-fpm on web servers.

You want to load balance to balance resources or to avoid downtime in case of one of the servers goes down?

Because if is the former you maybe need a different solution like Varnish4 which can also do load balancing pretty well.


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This question was answered by @EpicCDN:

Nginx works great, even better if you replace apache for nginx + php-fpm on web servers.

You want to load balance to balance resources or to avoid downtime in case of one of the servers goes down?

Because if is the former you maybe need a different solution like Varnish4 which can also do load balancing pretty well.

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I have found that snapt.net is great. fully layer 7 but also really good from a UX and functionality perspective. IMO its easily as feature rich as the best, but really lightweight setup and lifetime cost. Tried nginx and wasn’t totally happy.