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Deploying an AWS Application Load Balancer for HTTP Traffic

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Elastic Load Balancing supports three types of load balancers: Application Load Balancers, Network Load Balancers, and Classic Load Balancers. This guide discusses Application Load Balancers.

A load balancer serves as the single point of contact for clients. The load balancer distributes incoming application traffic across multiple targets, such as EC2 instances, in multiple Availability Zones. This increases the availability of your application. You add one or more listeners to your load balancer.

In this Learning Activity, we will deploy an Application Load Balancer and manipulate path-based routing settings, based on the request it receives.

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