What about load balancers?

April 12, 2014 19.1k views
Does Digital Ocean provide load balancers?
4 Answers
Unfortunately we do not offer load balancers. However, this feature is on the roadmap -- see https://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digitalocean/suggestions/2670745-load-balancer.

Meanwhile, you can set up load balancing yourself. We have a few articles on load balancing:
- HTTP load balancing using HAProxy.
- HTTP load balancing using nginx.
- MySQL load balancing using HAProxy.
by Etel Sverdlov
This article covers how to set up a simple load balancer on a DigitalOcean droplet with nginx. The tutorial covers setting up a round robin loadbalancer that can then direct site visitors to one of a set of IPs

We are about to launch a website for which we expect a lot of traffic and we are also interested by load balancing.

The main problem with setting up a load balancer droplet as suggested, is that you will only benefit from the bandwidth of this specific droplet and "lose" the bandwidth of all other droplets.

Have you any ETA for load balancing and/or pooled bandwidth ?
The lack of such functionnalities let us consider switching to Linode despite the higher price...

If you having problems you can split the data between 2 droplets.

Yes! As of today, DigitalOcean offers a Load Balancing service. You can learn more here.

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