HAProxy Overview

HAProxy is the #6 ranked solution of our top Application Delivery Controllers. It is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most often compared to F5 BIG-IP: HAProxy vs F5 BIG-IP

What is HAProxy?

HAProxy is the most widely used software load balancer and application delivery controller in the world. The core HAProxy application delivery engine is an open source project chiefly maintained by HAProxy Technologies and assisted by a thriving open source community. HAProxy Community Edition is available for free at haproxy.org. HAProxy Enterprise Edition is packaged with additional enterprise class features, services and premium support from HAProxy Technologies.

HAProxy is also known as HAProxy Community Edition, HAProxy Enterprise Edition, HAPEE.

HAProxy Buyer's Guide

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about HAProxy pricing:
  • "The only cost is for the image manager, who is responsible for uploading the image, and that is trivial."
  • "HAProxy is free in the initial offer. However, pricing can be improved."

HAProxy Reviews

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John Taisto
Unix System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Jun 4, 2019
A containerized solution for TCP load balancing

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use for this solution is to mount service for Redis.

Pros and Cons

  • "It solves a problem for me where I can build files, not based on the health of the check, but rather the speed of the check."
  • "The logging functionality could use improvement, as it is a little cryptic."

What other advice do I have?

Once the container is set up, the time it takes to deploy is typically under a minute. That is a full-blown solution with all the plugins and images that I'm planning on using. I'm pretty happy with it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
reviewer1407621
Network security at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Aug 30, 2020
Works for application load balancing, but pricing, monitoring, and reports need improvement

What is our primary use case?

We are using it for application load balancing.

What is most valuable?

The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it works for my use case of application load balancing. I'm using it for PeerSense, and it's easy enough for PeerSense.

What needs improvement?

Pricing, monitoring, and reports can be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have just started using HAProxy. In my organization, they've been using it for a year or two.

How was the initial setup?

It was a little bit straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

HAProxy is free in the initial offer. However, pricing can be improved.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend HAProxy because it is free in the initial…
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reviewer996537
DevOps-Infrastructure Team Leader at a tech company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Jan 24, 2019
The seamless reload feature was much needed and very helpful

What is our primary use case?

HAProxy is used both as an external (customer facing) and internal (between service APIs) solution. We use it for SSL offload, domain and path based ACLs, request header manipulations, and much more.

How has it helped my organization?

Layer 7 health checks improved stability. Logs and metrics are very rich and easy to export which makes it easier for us to pinpoint once something is not working as we expect.

What is most valuable?

With each new release, I find very useful features and love each addition. Recently, the seamless reload feature was much needed and very helpful.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a two (or more) native cluster support without third parties or DNS manipulations.

For how long have I used the solution?

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