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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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      • Dhruv commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

        Dhruv

      • Jamie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to be able to create server infrastructure on Cloudways like:

        1) Separate Database Server
        2) Load Balancer (Reverse Proxy)
        3) HTTP Accelerator (Caching Reverse Proxy)
        4) Master-Slave Database Replication
        5) Ability of Combining the Concepts (load balancer + cache + replication Example)

        See this link for more information: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/5-common-server-setups-for-your-web-application

      • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • Blake Whittle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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."

      • Luis Maldonado commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • AdminCloudways (Admin, Cloudways) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • shez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @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 Patatu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Jess commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Awesome! Would love to see this feature running and on soon! Keep me updated and All the best, Cloudways team!

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