1. The load balancer listens to both HTTP and HTTPS traffic to your site.
  2. If configured, the load balancer will redirect HTTP traffic to the HTTPS listener.
  3. Rules are applied to the traffic to allow it to continue or be blocked.
  4. The balancer engine distributes the load across two or more Alpha Instances.
  5. The health check engine checks for the health of each Alpha Instance and slows or stops new traffic to that Instance as necessary.
  6. Along the way, log and metrics are generated and statistics are made available via an API.