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Multi-tier (more than one server for my application, load balancer, web servers, database server...)

I would love to have the option of setting up a multi-server application for more targeted and cost effective scaling. For instance, Say I could create a Wordpress site with a dedicated DB server, a dedicated load balancer, and a dedicated Web server. As my site grows, I can scale the specific part that is needed. If my site is gets a lot of views (reads), but doesn't make many writes, scaling my existing web server (or adding another instance) may be what's needed. If I'm running a WooCommerce site and start pushing the limits of my db server, increasing the resources or implementing replication might make more sense. It would be really great to have that level of control when growing a site.

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    planned  ·  CloudwaysAdminCloudways (Admin, Cloudways) responded  · 

    For the last couple of month we have been doing preliminary work on this. We are working on a cluster like solution that will provide high availability and easy scalability while offering a high degree of control and customisation. We expect to have an alpha version available at the end of the second quarter.

    Will keep you posted.

    Cloudways Team

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      • JamieJamie commented  · 

        Hey @Cloudways

        On 30 March 2017 you said "We expect to have an alpha version available at the end of the second quarter".

        Hows that Alpha version going?

        Cheers,

        J

      • Steven WrightSteven Wright commented  · 

        Yeah, this would make Cloudways perfect. The sooner the better for this really!

      • AjithAjith commented  · 

        This feature will be will availability that will make life easier. I second Jamie

      • DhruvDhruv commented  · 

        I am agree with Jamie, if these feature will be will availability that will make life really easier.

        Dhruv

      • JohnJohn commented  · 

        Digital Ocean recently launched a load balancing feature. It would ideal to have this option in Cloudways as soon as possible!

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  · 

        Digital Ocean Today announced Managed Load Balances today. would be great if you exten the same to us so that we can take the high Availability advantage for mission critical projects.

        Thanks

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  · 

        Whoaa Q4 it's like a year again.

      • Blake WhittleBlake Whittle commented  · 

        Any updates on the clustering feature mentioned here: "For customers who need all cluster features, we have started to work on a cluster option based on containers that could be deployed on top of any infrastructure with a minimum number of three servers. We will be performing R&D throughout Q4."

      • HannahHannah commented  · 

        Hi Cloudways, have you added this new provider yet? Thanks

      • Luis MaldonadoLuis Maldonado commented  · 

        Hello, i was thinking once i have a big enough application the web server and the database server must be isolated from each other (each one to process their operations) but in the same data center /network for faster access. That way you could serve bigger applications in this awesome platform.

        You should really consider this option.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  · 

        Load balancing is for the budget. If you can't do it here just find another who support it. Also if the case was to load balancing using 15 x 512mb at digital ocean, it will cost $75, but here may be cost more but with more feature (as cw promise). Bigger server is not an option for budget. Unless you have enough budget to buy managed server here.

      • CloudwaysAdminCloudways (Admin, Cloudways) commented  · 

        The agent that spoke with Stefan, was referring to Kyup (and probably was not clear enough about it).

        As it stands and with the features it brings, Kyup is an alternative to a full blown web farm with load balancers, auto-scaling groups, shared storage, database layers ... This is based, as explained, on following features:

        * Instant auto-scalability with no downtime (currently just up, down coming soon).
        * High availability (when using distributed storage that will be available this month) with nearly no downtime (2-5s). Server can restart in new physical server automatically in case of issues with the physical server where it is hosted.

        For customers who need all cluster features, we have started to work on a cluster option based on containers that could be deployed on top of any infrastructure with a minimum number of three servers. We will be performing R&D throughout Q4.

        Cloudways Team

      • shezshez commented  · 

        @stefan
        I just asked and apparently they CANNOT do it and they have NO plans.. the best they can do is have a new server by KYUUP which auto scales..

        talk about false advertising/hope

      • Stefan PatatuStefan Patatu commented  · 

        I just talked with someone from Tech Support about this. They said it will be surely available within the next 2 months.

        Just posting this here so we don't waste their time asking them the same question again and again.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        There should be an option to add a separet server dedicated for Database wintin same data center so application can connect DB with local internal IPs for better performance.

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