Monday, September 16, 2013

Load Balancing Linux Apache Server Using Pound

Load Balancing is the method for workload distribution across computing resources, thus aiming to optimize the resource usage, producing a maximized throughput, minimal response time and to avoid overload of any of the resources. In the web, load balancing is the process of setting up a number of Web servers for the same web site, and distributing the Web traffic to these servers. It is a technique that is also used for reducing the downtime and the eventually the data loss. Load balancing is normally delivered by a dedicated software and I would like to write about one such software – POUND. A scenario is defined, and the implementation for load balancing, pound set up and configuration, with the final configuration testing is described below. It is beautiful!


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