A reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end for Web server(s)

What is Pound?

Pound was developed to enable distributing the load among several Web-servers and to allow for a convenient SSL wrapper for those Web servers that do not offer it natively.

Pound is a tool in the Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy category of a tech stack.

Who Uses Pound?

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Pound's alternatives

  • AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) - Automatically distribute your incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances
  • HAProxy - The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer
  • Traefik - Load Balancer for Microservices
  • Envoy - C++ front/service proxy
  • DigitalOcean Load Balancer - Scale your applications and improve availability across your infrastructure in a few clicks

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