Application and Conventional CLB comparison

Last updated: 2020-05-12 15:48:35

CLB offers two types of instances: CLB (formerly "application CLB") and Classic CLB.

  • CLB supports TCP/UDP/HTTP/HTTPS protocols to provide flexible forwarding capabilities based on domain names and URL paths.
  • Classic CLB does not support HTTP/HTTPS protocols on the private network but is easy to configure.

CLB has all features of Classic CLB. Given their product features and performance, we recommend that you use CLB. For a detailed comparison, please see below:

Product Type CLB Classic CLB
Public network Private network Public network Private network
Layer-7 forwarding (HTTP/HTTPS) ×
Layer-4 forwarding (TCP/UDP)
Encrypted Layer-4 forwarding (TCP SSL) × × ×
HTTP/2 and WebSocket (Secure) support ×
Load balancing policy IP hash (Layer-7)
Weighted round-robin
Weighted least-connection scheduling
IP hash (Layer-7)
Weighted round-robin
Weighted least-connection scheduling
IP hash (Layer-7)
Weighted round-robin
Weighted least-connection scheduling
Weighted round-robin
Session persistence
Health check
Custom forwarding rule (domain name/URL) × ×
SNI multi-certificate support × ×
Forwarding to different real ports × ×
Custom Layer-7 configuration × ×
Layer-7 redirect (rewrite) × × ×
Cross-region binding support × × ×
Storing Layer-7 access logs in CLS ×
Storing Layer-7 access logs in COS × ×

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