How to Scale

Nanobox provides scaling controls in your dashboard that allow you to scale your apps when necessary. Scaling controls are exposed by clicking the "Scale" button underneath a scalable server/component.

Scale Button

The Resource Controller

The resource controller allows to scale vertically by specifying what resources are available to your server/nodes.

Scaling Server Resources

What resource options are available depend on what options your hosting provider has made available. These options are pulled directly from each provider.

The Node Controller

The Node controller allows you to scale horizontally by specifying the number of nodes in a cluster. It comes in two forms depending on the type of component. Web and worker can scale to an infinite number of nodes. In these components, horizontal scaling is controlled through a slider.

Scaling the Number of Nodes in a Cluster

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