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On-demand, scalable traffic management

Rapid spikes in online traffic can challenge even the best web sites and applications. During online sales events, even a brief outage can cost you thousands of customers.

Cloud Load Balancers manage online traffic by distributing workloads across multiple servers and resources—automatically or on demand. They maximize your workload performance and help prevent overload to help give your users a seamless experience.

Starting at $0.015/hr£0.0093/hrA$0.0188/hr€0.0128/hr

High availability without a long-term contract

Dedicated IP address

Each load balancer is assigned an IP address that remains static while the load balancer is in use.

Supports SSL termination

Offloads public key encryption and decryption, and provides HTTP to HTTPS redirect to help secure transactions.

Built-in high availability

One load balancer is all you need for high availability. See the
Cloud Load Balancer SLA.

Everything we do is managed cloud. With managed cloud, our experts can run your cloud ops for you, or be there whenever you need help—you choose the level of service you want. When you choose a Managed Operations service level, we'll create, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, and delete load balancers, and configure SSL termination and traffic management algorithms based on your site's traffic patterns and performance, so your customers always get the experience they expect. See everything you get with managed cloud.

Advanced algorithms

Route traffic to backend nodes in the most optimal way for your app. Support includes round-robin, weighted round-robin, least connections, weighted least connections, and random.

Full-featured API

Use a RESTful web service interface to perform tasks like creating and removing load balancers, adding servers to a pool, or removing servers from a pool.

Multiple protocols

Supports a variety of load balancing protocols on internal and public interfaces, including HTTP, HTTPS, LDAP, LDAPS, IMAP, FTP, POP3, POP3S, SMTP, TCP, TCP Client-First, UDP, SFTP and MySQL.

Health checks

Uses synthetic transaction monitoring to inspect HTTP response codes and body content to determine if workloads are healthy.


Get high availability without committing to a long-term contract. We charge for each Cloud Load Balancer instance by the hour, plus concurrent connections. Then we add bandwidth charges starting at $0.12 per outgoing GB£0.0737 per outgoing GBA$0.15 per outgoing GB€0.1017 per outgoing GB. We don't charge for incoming bandwidth.

See your total cost with our all-in-one calculator.
Per Instance $0.015/Hr $10.95/Mo
Per Instance + SSL $0.05/Hr $36.50/Mo
Concurrent Connections $0.015/Hr $10.95/Mo

Per instance — Billed at $0.015/hr£0.0093/hrA$0.0188/hr€0.0128/hr, metered in one-minute increments

Per instance with ssl — Billed at $0.05/hr£0.0307/hrA$0.0625/hr€0.0424/hr, metered in one-minute increments

100 Concurrent connections — Billed at $0.00015/hr£0.000093/hrA$0.000188/hr€0.000128/hr for each connection based on average utilization sampled every 5 minutes


Outgoing —Outgoing bandwidth usage for Cloud Servers, Cloud Files, Cloud Load Balancers, and Cloud Big Data is aggregated per account across all US regions. Tiered pricing applies to your total usage, so you pay less per GB the more you use.

Usage Price/GB
First 10TB $0.12
Next 40TB $0.10
Next 150TB $0.08
Next 300TB $0.07
Next 524TB $0.06

* These products are billed monthly.

Incoming & internal —No charge for incoming bandwidth, or for bandwidth within private networks (ServiceNet and Cloud Networks).

We are able to focus on what we do best and let Rackspace take care of the infrastructure, because the team at Rackspace has a deeper understanding of the Windows Server OS than any other hosting company I’ve seen.

— Matthew Swanson, Chief Software Architect, Commissions Inc

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