Newbie- How to use nginx as a load balancer

Hello all,

I have recently been introduced to nginx, hence pardon me if my
questions
sound silly to you :slight_smile:

(1) Kindly let me know how I can programmatically create/update/remove
load
balancers for use with apps in different languages like
PHP/Java/Ruby/Python
etc. So that I can deploy an app to a Cloud of my choice, and then
create
and configure a load balancer for use with the deployed app.

(2) Also, how do I monitor the load balancer itself?

(3) How do I assign a load balancer to a group of servers?

(4) How do I add/remove a server that is one of the multiple servers
running
the web app

(5) Am I correct in thinking that with ref to the web app that is being
served by the load balancer–>I simply have to deploy that web app to
multiple servers, and then configure the server running nginx to be the
load
balancer for all those servers?

(6) Also, is the method/answer suggested by you applicable to any cloud
of
my choice? Can I use nginx (with the help of your answers to this
thread) as
a load balancer for any app/cloud?

Thanks,
Arvind.

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,234375,234375#msg-234375

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