Re: Sky is the limit with HAProxy?

From: Jeffrey 'jf' Lim <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 11:52:18 +0800

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 3:01 AM, Marcus Herou <> wrote:
> Hi.
> <snip>
> The question is: Is HAProxy an alternative for us ?
> I'm thinking like this; Buy a couple of servers tuned for webserving and try
> HAProxy on them and if that does not turn out well make them regular
> webservers and buy a hardware loadbalancer like the ones from
> I'm a geek at tuning systems on many levels and hate to waste money in
> unneeded infrastructure so I would really like to find that HAProxy meet my
> criterias.
> I would as well rather have many smaller loadbalancers tweaked at serving
> different content than having a monster serving everything.
> Anyone have any input to guide me?

haproxy can be fast - a lot of it will depend on both how you tweak it.. and the platform on which you run it. Do you have any special requirements for your load-balancing? I find it helps for you to actually get your hands dirty before you find out whether a piece of software is suitable for you. I'd be curious about the version of haproxy that you used in the past - which version was it? and how was your experience with it?

-jf Received on 2008/09/25 05:52

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