Is the Load balancing service provided in Networking sections, uses HA proxy?

June 6, 2017 1.2k views
Load Balancing Debian

In what way HA proxy and the load balancer given here are different?

1 Answer

Hi @E0013356

I cannot find the post, but I think I read somewhere that the DigitalOcean Load Balancer (LB) is using HAproxy. In general, DigitalOcean runs on a lot of open source.

It's very easy to use the LB compared to setting up and maintaining HAproxy - and you can take advantage of the API, and it comes without any bandwidth charges.

But it's not as advanced as running your own HAproxy - so if you need something, which LB doesn't provide currently, then setup HAproxy.

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