Load balancing means dividing up your web traffic and distributing it evenly to a group of identical servers. Load balancing is critical for hosting web applications today.
By sharing the work, your servers will be less strained, which translates to a consistently snappy service. It also makes your service more reliable: By sending traffic to a group of servers, you protect yourself from downtime because if one or even several of your servers fail, your service will continue on without interruption as long as there are other servers still active.
Learn how leading companies implement HAProxy Enterprise load balancing solutions
Our customers use HAProxy Enterprise to achieve the utmost performance, observability, and security. HAProxy Enterprise security solutions are deployed to protect some of the most popular websites in the world.
Load balancing is in our DNA
At HAProxy Technologies, we create hardware and software load balancers that give you more flexibility and features than other, more primitive solutions like round-robin DNS or using your web server for load balancing.
Our solutions support HTTP web applications and also any TCP/IP service such as databases, message queues, mail servers, and IoT devices.
All the best features
Our products offer load balancing features you need for hosting modern applications.
Load balancing algorithms that are right for your use case: round-robin, least connections, first, random, and consistent hashing algorithms that distribute traffic based on URL, source IP address, or HTTP header.
A flexible and powerful syntax for defining custom routing rules.
Active and passive health checking to ensure that clients are routed to only healthy servers.
Session stickiness for sending a client to the same server where their session has been established.
Layers of security including TLS encryption, client fingerprinting, a web application firewall (WAF), realtime cluster-wide tracking of suspicious activity, and a range of response policies for dealing with malicious users.
Detailed logs and metrics that give you accurate information about the characteristics of your traffic.
Power your uptime with HAProxy Products
HAProxy ALOHA is a plug-and-play hardware or virtual load balancer based on HAProxy Enterprise that supports proxying at Layers 4 and 7. Its simple graphical interface, easy installation, and no limit on backend servers make it ideal for companies looking for a dedicated system to ensure high-performance load distribution for critical services.Learn More
Our ingress controller is the most efficient way to route traffic into a Kubernetes cluster. It automatically detects changes within your Kubernetes infrastructure and ensures accurate distribution of traffic to healthy pods, with zero downtime during scaling changes. It also comes with an integrated WAF to increase the security of your applications running within Kubernetes.Learn More
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Are you new to using the HAProxy? Are you new to load balancing in general?
In this webinar, you will take your first steps with HAProxy. Learn the benefits of load balancing for achieving reliable uptime for your websites and applications. Get an understanding of where the software fits in your network.
An overview of the problems HAProxy solves
How traffic flows through the load balancer
An introduction to HAProxy concepts and configuration
HAProxy gives you the building blocks to create a strong, layered defense against DDoS, malicious bot traffic, vulnerability scanners and more. Using its flexible configuration language, you’ll learn to:
Protect your services from application-layer DDoS attacks
Identify and stop malicious bots
Harness the power of the HAProxy Enterprise WAF to counter sophisticated, Layer 7 attacks like SQL injection and cross-site scripting
Contact the authoritative experts on HAProxy who will assist you in finding the solution that best fits your needs for deployment, scale, and security.