Load Balancers Concepts

DigitalOcean Load Balancers are a fully-managed, highly available network load balancing service. Load balancers distribute traffic to groups of Droplets, which decouples the overall health of a backend service from the health of a single server to ensure that your services stay online.

This glossary defines the core concepts behind load balancers.
The statuses reflect how many nodes in a load balancer pass their latest health check.
Get the best performance from your load balancers based on your use case and application architecture, like using HTTP/2, and enabling Droplet monitoring.