Types of Load balancing Dedicated Servers

November 19, 2008 / Dedicated Server Hosting

Load balancing dedicated server Hosting are one of the most advanced web server solutions used these days as the requirements of client’s are at inclination and in order to manage the requirements, it is important to setup a specification where every activity on the server is distributed accordingly and load has been managed. There are many of load-balancing. Hardware Setup of load-balancing is much costlier when compared to a software load-balancing setup.

Following are few of the ways of setup :

  1. Round Robin DNS Load Balancing dedicated server :
    It is basically DNS binded server that load-balances multiple dedicated web servers. This is normally known to be used for group of clusters. Some of the main advantages is that is very simple and can easily be implemented.

    The only disadvantage is that the DNS server does not know if any server goes down. It knows only the difference of the IP and does not know by server port. The IP can be cached by others and request will not be forwarded to the other server.

  2. Hardware Load-balancing dedicated server :
    Hardware load-balancers route TCP/IP packet to different servers in a cluster. They are highly-reliable but with a cost. It used network gateway to route traffic. The only disadvantage is that it is cheaper to software versions.
  3. Software Load-balancing dedicated server :
    These days, software load balancing dedicated servers are normally used which are integrated with web servers and application servers. They are much cheaper when compared to a hardware load-balancer and can easily be configured as per requirements. Unlike, Round-Robin, it can easily route based on different parameters. It requires additional hardware for complete setup of load-balancer.