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 database into the same region as your front-end instance.
  • Scroll down and enter todo-lb for the load balancer name

  • Click Create Load Balancer