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HAProxy vs Pound: What are the differences?

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

HAProxy and Pound belong to "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" category of the tech stack.

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Pros of HAProxy
Pros of Pound
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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
  • 12
    Very popular
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    Suited for very high traffic web sites
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    Runs health checks on backends
  • 6
    Scalable
  • 5
    Ready to Docker
  • 4
    Powers many world's most visited sites
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    Simple
  • 2
    Work with NTLM
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    Ssl offloading
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    Cons of HAProxy
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      Becomes your single point of failure
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      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.

      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.

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        What are some alternatives to HAProxy and Pound?
        NGINX
        nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
        Traefik
        A modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer that makes deploying microservices easy. Traefik integrates with your existing infrastructure components and configures itself automatically and dynamically.
        Envoy
        Originally built at Lyft, Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures.
        Squid
        Squid reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. It runs on most available operating systems, including Windows and is licensed under the GNU GPL.
        Varnish
        Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You install it in front of any server that speaks HTTP and configure it to cache the contents. Varnish Cache is really, really fast. It typically speeds up delivery with a factor of 300 - 1000x, depending on your architecture.
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