So your website just went viral. Congrats! Now you have a new set of problems: How do you scale your application and services to meet your growing demand? How do you manage multiple Linodes all participating as a single system? How do you monitor the health of those Linodes, and take them in and out of rotation automatically? How do you coordinate deployment of new codebases without disrupting existing sessions?
NodeBalancer is a managed load-balancer-as-a-service (lbaas), built upon a high-available cloud cluster architecture. Placing a NodeBalancer in front of your Linode cloud servers allows you to scale your applications and service horizontally and also adds conveniences like being able to perform rolling upgrades across your fleet without affecting existing sessions.
A NodeBalancer is $19.95/mo and can balance multiple ports at no additional cost. Public network transfer is deducted from your existing Transfer Pool. For complete details, please see
You’ll notice a new ‘NodeBalancer’ tab in the Linode Manager where you can manage your NodeBalancers. Enjoy!