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What Are Frontend Protocols and Ports?

Load balancers use frontend protocols and ports to receive requests. Both types of load balancers support TCP, UDP, HTTP, and HTTPS.

Protocol

Function

TCP

Application deployment using TCP

UDP

Application deployment using UDP

HTTP

Web application

HTTPS

Web applications using HTTPS

SSL

Encrypts the TCP payload to improve data security during transmission