Clustering MySQL is a mainstream technology to handle todays web loads. Regardless whether you choose MySQL Replication, MySQL Cluster or any other type of clustering solution you will need a load balancer. PECL/mysqlnd_ms 1.4 is a driver integrated load balancer for PHP. It works with all APIs, is free, semi-transparent, at the best possible layer in your stack and loaded with features. Get an overview of the latest development version 1.4.