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    Rune Jensen commented  · 

    Awesome - We'll be looking much forward to these updates. :)

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    Rune Jensen commented  · 

    Yeah, a load balancing solution would be incredibly welcome. It is really tough to have to account for downtime when upgrading, restarting etc. a server - because usually when you do these things, it's because of heavy load and high traffic, which means it's almost always going to be "inconvenient" for your visitors (who has no idea what's going on when the server is under maintenance or downtime, cause you can't even explain it with an "under maintenance" message).

    Oh, and not to speak of the speed improvements. CloudWays already have a great cloning setup - so couldn't they just base the load balancing on that? All it really requires is some nifty and dynamic DNS-setup, a load balancing delegator and then an exact clone of the server you want load balanced (as well as the load balancing software of course).

    Pricing would be simple too:
    For each server/node/clone (call it what you will) you add to your server's load balance setup, you pay:
    1) the equivalent of the amount you already pay for the server
    2) a fee for the load balancing setup

    E.g. if you're paying $100 per month for a server at Amazon, and you want to add a load balancer, you will now be paying $100 (original server) + $100 (load balance cloned server) + $20 (fee for the load balanced setup, with DNS and main node etc.).

    And if you then need to upgrade to eg. more storage for $50, you will be upgrading both servers (original + cloned load balance server) simultaneously, so you will in fact end up with a $100 upgrade.

    I hope this makes sense, and we really hope to see this feature really soon. Thank you.

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