Beginning today, you may now customize the "weight" of your load balancer servers, indicating that some servers should serve more traffic than others.
In addition, you may now specify servers as "backup" servers. These servers will be used by the load balancer if all of the other servers are down.
Finally, you may now pause traffic to a specific server being managed by the balancer. While paused, the selected server will no longer serve incoming traffic. You may unpause the server at any time.
Special thanks to Laravel team member James Brooks for his work on these features!
If you don’t have a Forge account, now is a great time to sign up. Forge allows you to painlessly create and manage PHP servers which include MySQL, Redis, Memcached, database backups, and everything else you need to run robust, modern Laravel applications.
Here’s what we've been up to recently.