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HAProxy vs Fabio: What are the differences?

What is HAProxy? The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer. HAProxy (High Availability Proxy) is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.

What is Fabio? *HTTP and TCP reverse proxy *. It is an HTTP and TCP reverse proxy that configures itself with data from Consul Traditional load balancers and reverse proxies need to be configured with a config file. The configuration contains the hostnames and paths the proxy is forwarding to upstream services. This process can be automated with tools like consul-template that generate config files and trigger a reload..

HAProxy and Fabio can be primarily classified as "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" tools.

Fabio is an open source tool with 6.38K GitHub stars and 557 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Fabio's open source repository on GitHub.

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      Load balancer
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      High performance
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      Very fast
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      Proxying for tcp and http
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      SSL termination
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      Open source
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      Reliable
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      Free
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      Well-Documented
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      Very popular
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      Suited for very high traffic web sites
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      Runs health checks on backends
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      Scalable
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      Ready to Docker
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      Powers many world's most visited sites
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      Simple
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      Work with NTLM
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      Ssl offloading

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        Becomes your single point of failure

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      What is Fabio?

      It is an HTTP and TCP reverse proxy that configures itself with data from Consul. Traditional load balancers and reverse proxies need to be configured with a config file. The configuration contains the hostnames and paths the proxy is forwarding to upstream services. This process can be automated with tools like consul-template that generate config files and trigger a reload.

      What is HAProxy?

      HAProxy (High Availability Proxy) is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.

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      Load Balancers are a highly available, fully-managed service that work right out of the box and can be deployed as fast as a Droplet. Load Balancers distribute incoming traffic across your infrastructure to increase your application's availability.
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