One Year of Load Balancing
APRIL 3, 2019
From the beginning at Algolia, we decided not to place any load balancing infrastructure between our users and our search API servers. Instead of putting hardware or software between our search servers and our users, we chose to rely on the round-robin feature of DNS to spread the load across the servers. This is the best situation to rely on round-robin DNS for load balancing: a large number of users request the DNS to access Algolia servers, and they perform a few searches.