[CentOS] Load Balancing

Chris Mauritz chrism at imntv.com
Tue May 23 17:32:57 UTC 2006

Mace Eliason wrote:
> Hi,
> We are starting a new project, and are trying to decide the best way 
> to proceed.  We want to setup a LAMP configuration using Centos, 
> something we have been doing in the past with great success.
> The question is load balancing.  We antisipate the potential for the 
> system to receive 500,000 requests/ day with in the next year.  We 
> want to plan for that extra load now as we start the project.  What 
> would you suggest for setups for multiple servers for redundancy and 
> load balancing?
> I have setup MySQL replication and that works fine but what about the 
> rest of the system.  I know it is quite simple to setup with windows 
> 2003 server.
> Would a cluster be the way to go?  Ideally we would like 2-? severs 
> setup that are all identical and sharing the load as need be, and if 
> one fails users would notice nothing.
> I have also thought of just looking for a hosting company that offers 
> load balancing servers and not worry about it but we like to have 
> control.
> Thanks for any suggestions

And what seems to be an inexpensive commercially supported solution:


I also remember there being a few other cluster solutions that used 
CentOS which is how I initially stumbled on its existence. 


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