Load Balancer How-Tos

DigitalOcean Load Balancers are a fully-managed, highly available network load balancing service. Load balancers distribute traffic to groups of Droplets, which decouples the overall health of a backend service from the health of a single server to ensure that your services stay online.

Getting Started

Create a load balancer and choose its backend Droplets to improve the availability and flexibility of your infrastructure.
View and modify a load balancer's backend Droplet pool, view graphs of traffic patterns and infrastructure health, and customize the load balancer's forwarding rules, balancing algorithm, sticky sessions, health checks, SSL forwarding, and PROXY protocol.

Load Balancer Management

Set up SSL passthrough to send encrypted SSL requests directly to the backend Droplet pool via the private network. This secures the traffic between the load balancers and the backend Droplets.
Set up SSL termination to decrypt SSL requests at the load balancer and send them unencrypted to the backend Droplet pool via the private network.
Use TCP load balancing for applications that don't speak HTTP.
Destroy a load balancer to permanently and irreversibly remove it from your account.