OK, time to get fancy

Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - cPanel' started by magic, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. magic

    magic New Member

    I want to know how I would go about doing this:

    If my KH server is down for whatever reason, my sites redirect seamlessly to a downtime posting page on another provider. Preferably a DNS-level solution of some kind.

    Thoughts?
     
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    cookie Alien

    I want the same!
     
  3. khiltd

    khiltd New Member

    If you're not going to mirror the content at both locations then a round-robin solution will not work, as BIND has no concept of "down" and will dole out both IPs all the time. The best you can do is run a polling script that tests for an appropriate response time from the server and then dynamically modifies the zone file via nsupdate, but this would also mean moving your DNS service (and poller) to a third machine somewhere else, and keeping a very low TTL value.
     
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    cookie Alien

    too technical did not understand
     
  5. khiltd

    khiltd New Member

    There is no magic button in cPanel that can do any of this for you, so if you're not familiar with BIND and have no desire to learn then you probably shouldn't touch your zone files at all.
     
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    cookie Alien

    I have desire to learn where should I start?
     
  7. khiltd

    khiltd New Member

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  9. magic

    magic New Member

    To get back to my original question, I wonder if there are any third-party DNS providers who would do something like that. Like those managed DNS providers (although the ones I have seen are more basic than WHM). Perhaps only corporate providers offer that functionality.
     
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