What are the main ressources HAProxy needs handling millions of requests per hour? What hardware is recommended (CPU, Cored, Ram...)?


If millions of requests per hour (~300 rps), then entry-level servers will be fine, maybe single Intel Xeon + 8GB RAM.

If it's an API-balancing server, Gigabit Ethernet is fine. If it's a file download server with ~300rps, maybe choose 10Gbps network card.

  • Thanks Gea-Suan Lin. With these numbers I can do some calculations :) – Barmi Oct 11 '16 at 14:28
  • One more question: If it's a file download server with ~300rps why to choose a 10Gbps network card? I thought the traffic is distributed between the different servers. – Barmi Oct 19 '16 at 9:40

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