I have a shopping site with 1m products, to be honest I have a lot of questions - most of them probably subjective, but this one I think fits.
When is the right time to get a load balancer? We have 1 server at the moment, and are rampantly looking for growth. Anything could happen at any moment, so I ask - whens the right time? We have the resources to buy one now and plug it into our app server so if things do start to heat up, we can just plug another box in to the load balancer and be on our merry way.
Given that, whats a good load balancer spec? We work with Hetzner, and they have particularly meaty specs. For 50 euros we can get a pretty meaty box. Is this overkill? Is there such a thing as overkill in this context?
Appreciate any help, I haven't had much exposure to this kind of thing.
Thanks in advance