I was made aware of Digital Ocean’s floating IP’s when I contacted support with regards to setting up a High Availability Load Balancer. I was also referred to this link:
How exactly does the floating IPs work?
This also made me thinking, if floating IPs allow the smooth switching between droplets, for a simple ‘Failover’ system, why do I even need a Load Balancer? Can’t I just use floating IPs pointing to my Production Server and it’s fail over backup?
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