Distribute Traffic Among Your Servers

With Fully Managed Shared or Dedicated Load Balancers, your website will be capable of handling the most popular media events, viral campaigns, and social networking trends. Load Balancers provide increased performance for your website by distributing traffic efficiently to multiple servers, and are fundamental to a reliable and fault-tolerant infrastructure.

Both Shared and Dedicated Load Balancers are fully managed by our Heroic Support® network engineers. From planning to implementation, administration to monitoring, our load balancers help your site perform under any demand so that you can focus on the site’s content, rather than how it’s being hosted.

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How Load Balancers Improve Scalability

Load balancing functions as both failover and the simplest method for scaling out a website or web application. As customers visit your website, they are first connected to either Shared or Dedicated Load Balancers. The load balancers then direct each customer to one of the web servers in your infrastructure by using one of many available traffic optimization algorithms. As traffic to your web application increases, new web servers can be quickly and easily added to the pool of load balanced servers.

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Managed Shared Load Balancers

High Availability at an Affordable Price

Our easy-to-deploy Managed Shared Load Balancers are a cost-effective solution for creating high performance and easily scalable websites. For sites that grow beyond a single web server, a fully managed shared load balancer is the perfect addition. Shared Load Balancers are highly reliable, customizable, and you’ll receive full redundancy with automatic failover for your web application.

Managed Dedicated Load Balancers

Fully Committed Resources For Your Enterprise Solutions

Mission critical enterprise solutions can greatly benefit from the deployment of our powerful Managed Dedicated Load Balancers. A dedicated load balancing option offers all of the benefits of shared load balancing, but also features advanced traffic scripting options, a complete API, high performance SSL, and ensures that a full set of resources are committed to your infrastructure at all times. Grow and scale at your own pace with ensured high performance and no fear of latency or bottlenecks with dedicated hardware.

Managed Shared Load Balancer Managed Dedicated Load Balancer
SSL Termination Yes Yes
HTTP Compression Available Available
Throughput 1 Gbps Up to 10 Gbps (aggregate)
Concurrent Sessions 100,000 Starting at 100,000*
Servers 2 - 10 Unlimited
Virtual IPs 1 - 10 Unlimited
Stingray Global Load Balancing** Available Available
Price From $250/mon From $449/mon
*Concurrent connections may vary depending on server configurations.
**Global Load Balancing is a separately licensed feature.

Feature: Distribute Traffic Geographically with Global Load Balancing

Businesses who rely on constant availability can benefit from global load balancing, available for an additional fee on both our Managed Shared and Managed Dedicated Load Balancers. Allowing the distribution of traffic across locations based on availability, performance, and user-defined rules, global load balancing can be instantly deployed using our Storm Servers and used in conjunction with the Liquid Web Content Delivery Network. Global Load Balancing is configurable in two modes:

Active-Passive Mode

Datacenter A gets nominated as the active location for each service that is being load balanced. Datacenter B remains idle until Datacenter A goes offline or reports as down, then Datacenter B takes over as the active location. This allows for automatic failover and all requests are routed to the formerly passive, now active, Datacenter B.

Active-Active Mode

Datacenter A and Datacenter B are both nominated as active and all requests are load balanced to either location depending on geographic proximity of the client.

Managed Shared is a software solution running on redundant clusters at each one of our Datacenters in different geographic regions and is available for an additional fee. While Managed Dedicated Global Load Balancing is deployed on servers you choose, in clusters of two or as individual servers, with appropriate licensing.

Both Managed Shared and Managed Dedicated provide business continuity, improved speeds, and enhanced customer experiences even if one location experiences an outage.