This article is intended to get your feet wet with SpinUp Load Balancers.
This should take less than 5 minutes to complete. The end goal will be to have a Load Balancer online and ready for you to import or create your data.
You’ll need to already have created a SpinUp account. If you haven’t created one yet, you can register for an account via our sign-up page.
You’ll also need at least one source node, or Cloud Server to add as a back-end node to your load balancer. If you need to SpinUp a Cloud Server, check out our great Quickstart Guide.
Create your first Load Balancer
Use the following steps to create a Load Balancer, and configure it to serve traffic.
Create a Load Balancer
To create a load balanacer, navigate to the Load Balancers section of the SpinUp Control Panel, or click Create > Load Balancer in the upper-right of the Control Panel.
Enter a name for your instance, and choose a data center region where you have Cloud Servers already provisioned,
Choose a Load Balancer type. You can set your Load Balancer type to accept traffic on the public internet, or within the Data Center Network you selected. Select a protocol, such as HTTP or HTTPS for web applications, and enter the port number that incoming traffic will be using to connect to the instance.
Add one or several SpinUp Cloud Servers to the nodes section by clicking ADD CLOUD SERVER, then selecting the desired servers from the pop-up list. Click the plus sign to confirm which nodes to add. The nodes will start accepting traffic from the Load Balancer after you finish creating the instance.
After you add the desired nodes, click SPINUP LOAD BALANCER to begin the build process. The status icon will change from build to active when it’s ready, and you’re good to go!
Now that you have a Load Balancer, Best Practices will help you get the knowledge you need to use your Load Balancer effectively with your environment.
If you need more information on how to perform a specific task, including advanced configuration options for Load Balancers, check out our How-To Articles section.