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Load Balancing Using Apache's mod_proxy_balancer

Jun 22, 2012, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aditya Patawari)

When you configure mod_proxy_balancer, you can choose among three load-balancing algorithms: Request Counting, Weighted Traffic Counting, and Pending Request Counting, which we’ll discuss in detail in a moment. The best algorithm to use depends on the individual use case; if you are not sure which to try first, go with Pending Request Counting.

The add-in also supports session stickyness, meaning you can optionally ensure that all the requests from a particular IP address or in a particular session goes to the same back-end server. The easiest way to achieve stickyness is to use cookies, either inserted by the Apache web server or by the back-end servers.

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