Load balancing is the process of distributing client requests across multiple servers. Originally, load balancers were dedicated hardware appliances connected to physical servers in data centers.
When dealing with an overloaded server, you have a few choices: go bigger or share the load.
What is HAProxy?HAProxy (High Availability Proxy) is a TCP/HTTP load balancer and proxy server that allows a webserver to spread incoming requests across multiple endpoints.
The NGINX web server can act as a very capable software load balancer, in addition to its more traditional roles serving static content over HTTP and dynamic content using FastCGI handlers for scripts.
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