Is it beneficiary to add a Load-Balancer to one Droplet?

Posted December 28, 2020 1.1k views
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I have one droplet and I want to run it smoother as possible and that is why I consider adding a load-balancer.

But I was wondering whether it is necessary because it can’t distribute the traffic.

And an extra question, is it possible to copy the same droplet into (or any other way) two to make use of the load-balancer.

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Hi there @wenuka,

Indeed having a load balancer with 1 Droplet only would not really add much of a benefit to your setup.

However, adding a second Droplet and a Load Balancer would be a robust solution:


I could suggest going through this introduction to Load Balancing tutorial here:

To copy a Droplet, you could take a snapshot of the existing Droplet and then create a new Droplet from that snapshot. That way the new Droplet will be an exact copy of your current Droplet.

Hope that this helps!

by Melissa Anderson
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