View Full Version : Server Load Balancing

04-27-2002, 11:16 AM
I want to load balance two linux based web servers. SPAMWhat would be the best hardware or software to use to do this? SPAMI would preferrably like to stick to a tight budget.


04-27-2002, 01:57 PM
Can't help you with Linux, but it's probably working the same way as with Win2000.
Basically : It's not about hardware, you just need 2 machines with enought HDD space and stuff all required for good server.
Then you assign IP addresses, twice : for each machine and the whole system. You may also want to have good connection between these serevers. Then you assign under what conditions user requests are sent to another server.
In W2K Adv load balance is built-in running as service , don't know about Linux ...

How exactly to do that ? You'll have to dig some books & check the web. It's far beyond forum thread. Some call it art SPAM8)

Good luck

05-09-2002, 09:25 AM
If you want to talk to some people who have fairly good knowledge of Linux, go over to irc.arstechnica.com and join either #arstechnica or #linux (#linux doesn't always have people actively there).

I was reading over at Anandtech that they have a complete server dedicated to load balancing, but that'd probably be a little over the "tight budget" to which you were referring.