1.3 - Create the load balancer

In order to provide scalability and fault tolerance you will be deploying your web front end behind a Lightsail load balancer. Lightsail load balancers handle both HTTP and HTTPS traffic on ports 80 and 443 respectively. For HTTPS you can request a free certificate from AWS certificate manager (although configuring HTTPS connections is out of scope for this workshop).

Make sure you’re deploying your load balancer into the same region that you deployed your LAMP instance and database.

  • Scroll down and enter todo-lb for the load balancer name

  • Click Create Load Balancer