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HAProxy is a free and open source software that provides a high availability load balancer and reverse proxy for TCP and HTTP-based applications that spreads requests across multiple servers.[3] It is written in C[4] and has a reputation for being fast and efficient (in terms of processor and memory usage).[5]

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Original author(s)Willy Tarreau
Initial releaseDecember 16, 2001; 21 years ago (2001-12-16)
Stable release
2.7.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 1 December 2022
Preview release
2.8-dev0[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 1 December 2022
Written inC
Operating systemLinux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris (8/9/10), AIX (5.1–5.3), macOS, Cygwin
LicenseGNU General Public License Version 2

HAProxy is used by a number of high-profile websites including GoDaddy, GitHub, Bitbucket,[6] Stack Overflow,[7] Reddit, Slack,[8] Speedtest.net, Tumblr, Twitter[9][10] and Tuenti[11] and is used in the OpsWorks product from Amazon Web Services.[12]