Brian's Waste of Time

Fri, 10 Sep 2004

Load Balancing Web Apps

A while back the Cocooners strongly suggested using mod_proxy and mod_rewrite to handle load-balancing in front of web applications. It works well, but, well... Pound works even better. The Apache Web Server rocks, it really does, but it is not really designed to be a load balancer. Pound is, and it shows. I'd give a short pound tutorial equivalent to the mod_proxy and mod_rewrite tutorial Pier provided, except that since proxied load balancing is all pound does, its docs are well up to the task =)

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