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Why DigitalOcean Load Balancing service is so expensive?

DigitalOcean charge $20/mo for Load Balancer, in my opinion it’s overprice, i mean we can buy $5 droplet and install nginx and configure our own load Balancer, what is special offer DigitalOcean give for $20 Load Balancer?

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Any reason why the LB does not allow setting of a floating IP or even a CNAME to ensure updates to the infrastructure don’t end up requiring a DNS update ?

There are a few reasons why a DO load balancer is more expensive than a $5 droplet…

  • DO load balaners include all bandwidth that passes through them in the $20 cost.

  • DO load balancers are a managed service. Our team manages the infrastructure required to ensure they work properly and are stable.

Creating your own load balancers is absolutely an option if you are willing to trade off the lower cost for the higher effort of installing, configuring, monitoring, and managing your load balancer and don’t expect your bandwidth use to go beyond what is included with your droplets.

Don’t know what do you mean by “network load balancer”. You are using vague terminology with no reference.