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Do you recommend HAProxy?

Why or why not?

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Beth Safire - PeerSpot reviewer
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2022-06-14T09:45:44Z
Jun 14, 2022

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 load balancing product. HAProxy is relatively easy to set up for anyone with a basic understanding of how containers and VMware operate. However, I find that It can be a little tricky to customize for specific application requirements. HAProxy does have a nice user interface and I also like its WAF feature. For users who want additional support, HAProxy does offer a premium support option.

Below are of some of the pros of HAProxy:




  • Open-source: HAProxy is an open-source product and therefore free of charge. This makes it a viable solution for companies with smaller budgets. HAProxy’s contributors are constantly providing updates and customizations for the product.




  • Stable: HAProxy is stable. It is well maintained by its creators and a large open source community.




  • Load balancing: HAProxy can be used as a powerful load balancing solution.




  • Scalable: HAProxy scales well. It easily handles multiple connections per second without adding any stress on the solution.




  • User-friendly: HAProxy is user-friendly and simple to use.



  • Support: Although it is a free product, HAProxy does offer paid support. It also has a helpful online community.

Some of the improvements that could improve the solution:




  • Better monitoring and reports: Sometimes it can be challenging to understand the logs that HAProxy provides.




  • Improved documentation: There is no standardized documentation available. So inexperienced users might have difficulties setting up and configuring the solution.


Overall, I would rate HAProxy a seven out of ten. Its load balancer is valuable and it is an adequate solution for users with lower budgets.

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