Load balancing with Nginx
After having installed the Nginx server on Linux and discussed its configuration options, we saw how to integrate it with the Apache web server. We will now discuss more advanced concepts in the next lesson of the “Introduction to Nginx” course.
In this lesson, we will see how to perform Load balancing with Nginx. Load balancing is a networking method for distributing workloads across multiple computing resources, such as servers, a server cluster, network links, CPUs, or other hardware components. Using Nginx, we will set up a layer-7 load balancer (which will distribute requests based upon data found in application layer protocols such as HTTP and FTP).