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"The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it works for my use case of application load balancing. I'm using it for PeerSense, and it's easy enough for PeerSense.""Load balancing is valuable, and we are also using the WAF feature.""We don't have a problem with the user interface. it's good.""Having the right load balancing solution – which is what HAProxy is – and protection in place gives organizations peace of mind.""I can't speak to all of the HAProxy features because we don't use them all, but load balancing is very good.""The most valuable thing for me is TCP/IP Layer 4 stuff you can do with HAProxy. You can go down to the protocol level and make decisions on something."

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"The ability to fire up a virtual machine, use it, and then kill it, is quite a valuable feature for me.""The fact that you can do any Linux distribution is great. You can try out any Linux distribution, even some of the more obscure ones, and they are always keeping them up-to-date. As soon as a new distribution comes out, it is on the platform pretty much the same day, which I find really helpful.""The most valuable features are the simple scalability and ease of starting a new virtual machine.""When it comes to the Linode Kubernetes Engine and the amount of automation it provides, it's awesome, it's a game-changer. If a process randomly dies, it could take me a while to notice that it has died, if I haven't set up monitoring. With Kubernetes, it will just restart itself using Heartbeats.""The number one thing we like about Linode isn't necessarily a service, it's their support. We've found their support to be absolutely fantastic. They've been so outstanding with their support. Every single time we call them and we ask for advice or help, they go above and beyond and it's really made us appreciate what they do.""Generally speaking, I have not found any faults using Linode. For what we wanted, they provided a complete solution.""It is also important that Linode offers worldwide coverage via multiple data centers. The ability to deploy on multiple servers, worldwide, allows us to have distributed services and failover and redundancy.""The most valuable feature is the domain settings page."

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"Pricing, monitoring, and reports can be improved.""HAProxy could do with some good combination integrations.""There is no standardized document available. So, any individual has to work from scratch to work it out. If some standard deployment details are available, it would be helpful for people while deploying it. There should be more documentation on the standard deployment.""While troubleshooting, we are having some difficulties. There are no issues when it is running; it is stable and very good; however, if there is a troubleshooting issue or an incident occurs, we will have issues because this is open-source.""Sometimes it's challenging to get through the log, and you need a log to understand what is going on. It isn't easy to map the logging with the documentation, and every time I read the log, I have to pull out the documentation to understand what I'm reading.""We've changed solutions as it doesn't fit with our current needs."

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"It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security.""It's not really an issue with Linode itself but upgrading Linux major versions can be challenging. It would be be fantastic if Linode developed a way to ease transitioning to a major new Linux upgrade.""The only improvement in this aspect of the service which I can think of is perhaps a pool of developers who could be hired for those cases where the need goes beyond the support offered.""The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other.""I would like to see more seamless integration with backup, although it's pretty easy to do.""It would be helpful if they provided the additional Linux distributions that I prefer using. But there is still a workaround. I can do it without direct support. It's a bit more complicated, but it can still be done.""When it comes to marketing and exposure, Linode needs improvement because I just randomly found them by looking for Linux solutions.""Because they are a smaller company, they do not have, for example, all of the ways for authentication that Amazon or Azure has."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "HAProxy is free in the initial offer. However, pricing can be improved."
  • "It is free of cost."
  • "HAProxy is free open-source software."
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  • "I pay just over £20 per month and have done so ever since I started eight years ago, which to me is good value."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. I like the simplicity of it, starting at $5, then doubling as it goes up from there. That is a brilliant idea, and it is not complex at all. It is about as dead simple as you can imagine. So, if you want to double what you have, then you double your price, pay the money, and reboot. It is done. It's that simple. You can't beat that."
  • "One key difference is that pricing is very hard to come by and to understand with all the bigger companies. Their pricing models are so weird and it's hard to figure out exactly how much I am going to pay for this kind of service. Everything is piecemeal. With Linode, it's simple and straightforward. You know exactly what you will have to pay at the end of the day."
  • "Compared to other service providers, like AWS and Google, the cost of services are much less and more affordable. We are saving about 90 percent by going with Linode versus other cloud providers."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. If you have very small applications, you can use the plan which costs $5 per month. That gives you 50 GB of memory and almost 1 GB of RAM. If you need more than you have to select the next plan which is $10 per month, which has about 70 GB of data and 2 GB of RAM."
  • "When we started with the service, the cost was approximately €5 per month."
  • "The value for the price is really good."
  • "Pricing is very good and flexible, according to the resources required."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I do recommend HAProxy for more simple applications or for companies with a low budget, since HAProxy is a free, open-source product. HAProxy is also a good choice for someone looking for a stable… more »
    Top Answer:We don't have a problem with the user interface. it's good.
    Top Answer:I'm using the freeware version. I have no idea if there is a paid solution because I've never looked into it. I might in the future if I have a use case for it. But right now, I'm leveraging the free… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable aspects of Linode are the virtual server and the clean server. I install what I need on it.
    Top Answer:Compared to other solutions, Linode's price is good. We pay for a yearly license.
    Top Answer:The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other.
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    Also Known As
    HAProxy Community Edition, HAProxy Enterprise Edition, HAPEE
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    Overview

    HAProxy is the most widely used software load balancer and application delivery controller in the world. The core HAProxy application delivery engine is an open source project chiefly maintained by HAProxy Technologies and assisted by a thriving open source community. HAProxy Community Edition is available for free at haproxy.org. HAProxy Enterprise Edition is packaged with additional enterprise class features, services and premium support from HAProxy Technologies.


    Simplify your cloud infrastructure with our Linux virtual machines and robust set of tools to develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier.

    Linode believes that in order to accelerate innovation in the cloud, virtual computing must be more accessible, affordable, and simple. Our infrastructure-as-a-service platform is deployed across 11 global markets from our data centers around the world and is supported by our Next Generation Network, advanced APIs, comprehensive services, and vast library of educational resources. Linode products, services, and people enable developers and businesses to build, deploy, and scale applications more easily and cost-effectively in the cloud.

    Increase storage capacity with additional Block Storage or S3-compatible Object Storage. Add instant Backups with complete independency to your stack. Ensure your applications and services are highly-available with Linode NodeBalancers. Deploy Kubernetes clusters with our fully-managed container orchestration engine.

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    Sample Customers
    Booking.com, GitHub, Reddit, StackOverflow, Tumblr, Vimeo, Yelp
    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm43%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Retailer14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
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    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
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    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise32%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business90%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about F5, Kemp, Microsoft and others in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC). Updated: June 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HAProxy is ranked 7th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 6 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 21 reviews. HAProxy is rated 7.6, while Linode is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of HAProxy writes "You can go down to the protocol level and make decisions on something". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". HAProxy is most compared with NGINX Plus, Kemp LoadMaster, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Barracuda Load Balancer ADC, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and HashiCorp Nomad.

    We monitor all Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.