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Enable Load Balancing with Reverse Proxy

Load balancing allows network traffic to be distributed among many servers. When load balancing is enabled, it adds other features, such as application security. Learn how load balancing works and how to activate it.

When activated, this feature provides a platform for you to input all of the server addresses over which the load of requests will be evenly spread, resulting in smooth horizontal scalability. The miniOrange reverse proxy solution sits in front of the user's servers and distributes the load across the user's specified server addresses.

Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below to enable Load Balancing with Reverse Proxy

1. Creating a new proxy server

  • Click here and log in with your miniOrange account. Click here to register, if you don't have an account.
  • Load Balancing Reverse Proxy - Account Login

  • Click on the Proxy Settings tab on the sidebar that will direct you to the Proxy settings page. The Proxy Settings page has a Add new proxy button, clicking which, the user gets directed to a webpage where he gets to configure a new proxy link along with the features he wishes to enable.
  • Load Balancing Reverse Proxy - Add new proxy

  • On the Set Proxy tab, the user enters the proxy link that he wishes to have for his server. Also, the user enters the server address of his server that will be pointed by the proxy link he entered.
  • Load Balancing Reverse Proxy - Set proxy

2. Setup Load Balancing using miniOrange Reverse Proxy

  • On the same page, switch to the Load Balancing feature’s tab. On that tab, the user is prompted to enter as many server addresses as he wants. The server addresses that the user input will be the ones that will share the load of requests with the server for which these settings are being configured. The user saves the configurations.
  • Load Balancing Reverse Proxy - Add balance members and save configuration

  • If the user wants to edit the load balancing settings, he’ll just have to visit the Load Balancing Settings on the sidebar. The user has to click on the Edit button corresponding to the proxy URL for which he needs to edit the load balancing settings. After clicking, the user is directed to a page where he can add as many balancer members as he wants or remove as many of the existing balancer members as he wants.The user then saves the configuration. These configurations are saved in the configuration file of the reverse proxy server.
  • Load Balancing Reverse Proxy - Edit load balancing settings

    Load Balancing Reverse Proxy - Save configuration

In this Guide, you have successfully configured Load Balancing using miniOrange Reverse Proxy. This solution ensures that the load can be divided among a number of servers.

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