Load Balancing & QoS with HAProxy[Ed: and seems that nginx can be used like an proxy and load balancer , what next ? you can get rid of complex lvs ]
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When you're fighting with response times, the worst thing you can possibly do is queue up another request behind an already long running process. Not only does the first request take forever, but everyone else must wait in line for it to finish as well! To mitigate the problem HAProxy goes beyond a simple round-robin scheduler, and implements a very handy feature: intelligent request queuing!