Load Balancers Concepts

DigitalOcean fully manages Regional Load Balancers and Global Load Balancers, ensuring they are highly available load balancing services. Load balancers distribute traffic to groups of Droplets in specific regions or across different regions, which prevents the health of a backend service from depending on the health of a single server or a single region.

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.