Load Balancer

Improve the performance of your services as you grow.

Increased availability

Load Balancer is the easiest way to build a resilient platform thanks to a highly available architecture. All backend servers are monitored to ensure that traffic is distributed among healthy resources.

Peak load management

Avoid dips in performance by adding as many backend servers as necessary. Increase your processing capacity in a few clicks from the Scaleway console or configure automatic scaling using the API.

Scale your business

As your business grows, you need more resources to succeed. With Load Balancer, you can easily scale your business by adding new backend servers to improve your quality of service without any downtime.

Available zones:
Paris:PAR 1PAR 2
Amsterdam:AMS 1AMS 2
Warsaw:WAW 1

Under the hood

  • BandwidthUp to 4Gbps

  • Multi-cloud compatibilityOn LB-GP-L & LB-GP-XL offers

  • Health checksHTTP(S), MySQL, PgSQL, LDAP, REDIS, TCP

  • Balancing algorithmsRound-robin, sticky, least connexion, first healthy

  • Backend serversUnlimited

  • RedundancyHigh availability

  • Service level99.99% SLA

  • HTTPSLet’s Encrypt & custom SSL certificates

Free transfer & requests from €0.014 ex.VAT/hour

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Get started with tutorials

  • First steps with Scaleway Load BalancerLearn more
  • Setting up a Load Balancer for WordpressLearn more
  • How to use the Proxy protocol v2 with Load BalancerLearn more

Frequently asked questions

Load Balancers are highly available and fully managed Instances which distribute workloads among your servers. They ensure application scaling while delivering their continuous availability. They are commonly used to improve the performance and reliability of websites, applications, databases, and other services by distributing workloads across multiple servers.

It monitors the availability of your backend servers, detects if a server fails and rebalances the load between the rest of the servers, making your applications highly available for users.

The multi cloud is an environment in which multiple cloud providers are used simultaneously. With our multi-cloud offers, you can add multiple backend servers besides Instances, Elastic Metal and Dedibox servers.
These can be services from other cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or OVHcloud, but also on-premise servers hosted in a third-party datacenter.

All protocols based on TCP are supported. It includes database, HTTP, LDAP, IMAP and so on. You can also specify HTTP to benefit from support and features that are exclusive to this protocol.

Yes, you can restrict the use of a TCP port or HTTP URL via ACLS. Find more information here.

Each Load Balancer provides external connectivity via an IPv4 address. IPv6 is not yet supported for external connections, but it can be used to communicate between the Load Balancer and your backend servers.

No, it’s not required. You can use private Scaleway IPs on your backend servers if they are hosted in the same Availability Zone (AZ) as the Load Balancer.