Adding Load Balancing

Use load balancing to distribute user requests among sets of instances.

For more about scaling your application with load balancing, see Load Balancing and Scaling.

Before you begin


Types of load balancing

  • HTTP(S) load balancing distributes HTTP(S) traffic among groups of instances based on proximity to the user, request URL, or both.
  • Network load balancing distributes traffic among a pool of instances within a region. Network load balancing can balance any kind of TCP/UDP traffic.

Load balancing pricing

All regions
Hourly service charge $0.025 (5 rules included)
$0.010 per additional rule
Per GB of data processed $0.008

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