HAProxy - HAProxy is the best open source load balancer without a doubt
Using Grafana with your Loadbalancer.org appliance
How to export your Loadbalancer HAProxy reporting data into Grafana.
How Loadbalancer.org helped this customer migrate seamlessly from Snapt Nova
How we worked with this Snapt customer to support them with the urgent migration of all their critical applications.
Using Prometheus with your Loadbalancer.org appliance
How to export Loadbalancer.org's HAProxy metrics into an existing Prometheus environment.
Oh SNAPT! Where's my load balancer?
Are you a load balancing refugee looking for a new home?
Tailoring — The modern way to make your product indestructible
Want simpler, more flexible, more durable, tailored high availability solutions?
How to rate limit with HAProxy Stick Tables and the WAF
Rate limiting in HAProxy and the WAF, to prevent DOS-style attacks on customer servers.
Navigating the open source journey: When free is awesome, and why commercial solutions have their place
How open source and enterprise solutions differ, and when to use them.
HAProxy ACL rules don't have to be painful
A rundown of the new enhancements to the WebUI as part of our 8.6 release, which is going to make the management of your load balancer far simpler.
I wonder…Can HAProxy Proxy Protocol fix my Secure Web Gateway routing problem?
HAProxy Proxy Protocol workarounds and techniques to fix a Secure Web Gateway routing problem.
A+ Qualys with HAProxy — The Secret Sauce
Want to know how to achieve an A+ rating for your SSL web server on Qualys? Read on.
How to load balance Microsoft Dynamics using HAProxy
Microsoft Dynamics is a critical ERP and CRM tool. It, therefore, needs to be highly available and scalable. Here's how you can achieve that.
Thinking about moving from HAProxy to a proprietary load balancer?
Here our Loadbalancer.org Founder, Malcolm Turnbull, offers advice to anyone thinking of moving from HAProxy to a proprietary load balancer.
How to install and configure HAProxy on RHEL 7
Follow our clear instructions if you want to use HAProxy with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Loadbalancer.org releases Open Source SNMP MIB and Agent for HAProxy
We’re always keen to give back to the community that writes such great software – our new SNMP agents and MIBs for HAProxy make monitoring your Virtual Services and Real Servers a breeze.
Layer 4 vs Layer 7 load balancing - we still love DSR, but…
Direct server return, direct routing - no matter what you call it, using DSR maximises the throughput of return traffic and allows for near endless scalability. Here's why we still love it.
Update on HAproxy HTTP/2 HPACK Decoder Vulnerability (2 April 2020)
A critical vulnerability in HAProxy’s HTTP/2 HPACK decoder in versions 1.8 and above has been discovered. This does not impact the majority of Loadbalancer.org customers.
HAProxy Conference 2019
We recently attended the inaugural HAProxy Conference in Amsterdam. Loadbalancer.org are proud to be part of the HAProxy community and we were glad to be involved with the event.
A modern Feedback Agent for HAProxy
We recently released a completely rewritten version of our Windows Feedback Agent for HAProxy. This blog sets out to explore the issues caused by the previous Feedback Agent, and more importantly why the new Feedback Agent is better. Where can I get it? (Updated 01/09/2022) As always the
How to write an external health check script for HAProxy
There's a saying you've probably heard: "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." Health checks are an important part of load balancing your application, and in many other circumstances too. We are often
New year, new vulnerability: HAProxy critical security update
The Christmas tree is still up, you’ve barely swept away the used party poppers and champagne corks from your New Year celebrations - and already, there’s a new security issue to be aware of. A vulnerability has been found which could enable a hacker to crash HAProxy when
HAProxy critical security update — to avoid simple(ish) DoS attack (20 September 2018)
A critical security issue has been found in HAProxy, leaving certain systems vulnerable to remote attack. We want to keep you informed, and we understand that this news might cause you some anxiety. But be reassured - most of our customers won’t be affected.
What exactly is a 'Modern DevOps' load balancer?
If you Google 'modern load balancer', you will quickly find the awesome blog from Matt Klein — followed by some marketing fluff from AVI Networks and NGINX+. It's really annoying when people believe — that something traditional (proven to work) is somehow worse, than something that is modern (looks like a cool
Does the new multi-threaded support in HAProxy finally solve the 10G problem?
The best thing about HAProxy is its single process event-driven architecture. It gives amazing performance in most real world scenarios and happily saturates gigabit + networks... Related blog: Breaking HAProxy with the help of a Spirent Avalanche and lots of very small packets... But the single process design is also the
Highly Available NFS based Kerberos KDC aka. Ganesha + GlusterFS + HAProxy.
Load balancing NFS is a real pain — especially when it comes to the locked mounts issue. In this blog I'll explain how to create a highly available NFS server for Kerberos.
NGINX vs HAProxy — a bit like comparing a 2CV with a Tesla?
As I design, build and sell load balancers based on LVS and HAProxy, it’s in my interests to combat the avalanche of NGINX+ marketing propaganda that I've seen over the last year. Let's call it an attempt to skewer fake news.