How to Destroy Load Balancers

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.

You can destroy a load balancer if you no longer need it. This is a permanent, irreversible action.

Destroying a load balancer does not destroy the Droplets that were associated with it. You can destroy these Droplets separately.

From the control panel, click Networking, then click Load Balancers to go to the load balancer overview page. Click on the name of the load balancer you want to destroy to go to its index page, then click Settings.

Load Balancers settings page

In the Destroy section, click the Destroy button. In the Destroy Load Balancer window that opens, click Confirm to permanently destroy the load balancer.