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Determining load balancer size

Posted March 27, 2021 271 views
Load Balancing

Hi,

What are the thresholds for determining recommended load balancer size (https://www.digitalocean.com/products/load-balancer/? I did not see any relevant traffic stats - it would be helpful to give approximate traffic volume / peak volume.

Thanks,
Dave

edited by MattIPv4

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Hey, @epsilon1dev check LB page here https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/networking/load-balancers/

the size will depend on thenumber of concurrent connections you want your LB to hold per each moment of time.

Load Balancer Size Cost Maximum Simultaneous Connections Maximum New SSL Connections per Second Recommended Use
Small $10/month 10,000 250 Static websites and blogs with low to moderate traffic
Medium $30/month 20,000 500 Transaction-driven sites or services with moderate traffic
Large $60/month 40,000 1000 Busy sites, services, or endpoints where high performance is a must