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Can a load balancer be used with only 1 droplet behind it, in preparation for additional nodes when demand justifies the additional cost

Posted October 10, 2019 392 views
Load Balancing

We want to set up a production environment with a load balancer with ssl/https, droplets, and a managed database. But our demand will be low initially and don’t want to pay for 2 droplets when 2 are not needed. Is it possible to set the load balancer up initially with only 1 droplet (obviously there would be no balancing, but everything would be set up to add additional droplets). Thanks.

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Hello @jmorley,

Yes, this is definitely doable. Just start with 1 droplet and whenever you need you could scale up, add the new droplets and add the new Load Balancer rules.

Regards,
Bobby

great, thanks for the info.

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