how to load balance one site between multiple servers


May 17, 2005

I am hosting an e-com site which runs on a LAMP platform. I am about to see a huge increase in traffic and I don't believe my current single server configuration will be able to handle it. I like using Cpanel and I would like to stick with it. I would initially like to scale up to two webservers and one database server. I am open to either a hardware or software load balancer sitting in front of those two web servers.

I am looking to see what the Cpanel user's experience has been like setting something similar to this up. Are there any special settings I need to keep in mind? Is it better to do this with Cpanel loaded or not? Have you used a hardware or software solution and any preferences for those?

Thank You very much for any information you may want to share.