Load balancing with the Apache http server


Version 2.2 of the Apache http server offers a trouble-free, efficient, elegant, and scalable approach to load balancing in an http environment. Availability, a short learning curve, and nearly infinite flexibility all speak in favor of Apache. All told, the Apache load balancing system is a very sensible alternative to popular commercial or open source alternatives.


  1. Hypertext transfer protocol 1.1: http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616.html
  2. Apache documentation, httpd 2.2: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/en/
  3. Apache Software Foundation: http://www.apache.org/

The Author

Erik Abele has worked for many years as a freelance IT consultant. His international projects cover a full range of architectures and large web farm operations. Erik is a long-standing member of the Apache Software Foundation, where he takes an active part in the http Server and HttpComponents projects. You can contact Erik via his websites: http://www.eatc.de/ or http://www.codefaktor.de/.

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