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Host A ¦ Host B -- how to use them both?

     
8:25 pm on Aug 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Here's the situation...
My *main* website is on host A. I have a "5-domain" account on host B, where I have 4 smaller sites. Thus, I have room for 1 more domain of host B.

I have plenty of unused disk space and bandwidth on BOTH hosts.

What I would like to do is mirror my main website on host B so that, if host A gets constipated, folks can still access my main site by going to its Host B location.

How can I do this such that, if someone enters mymainsite.com in their browser, and IF Host A is down, then that someone gets taken to mirrorofmymainsite.com on Host B?

Aloha, Bellgamin

8:36 pm on Aug 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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bellgamin,

WebmasterWorld member CdCardMain has done just what you want to do - see this thread [webmasterworld.com].

Jim

11:34 pm on Aug 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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(Happened to have just finished reading the referenced thread.)

I don't think he's done it yet, as implied by his request for comments...

The problem with the idea is the way the net works. (It's also described in the linked thread.)

Unless you have nameservers whose job it is to ping your site and see if its up, then if not roll over to the other IP, you're not going to get very good results.(even then, kind of iffy)

12:49 am on Aug 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thanks to both of you -- jdMorgan, and Slade

Thanks to jd for putting me onto an interesting thread.

Thanks to Slade for making sure that I read *the REST of the story* -- which otherwise I probably would not have done. In fact, my hand was on the switch.

Now that I have learned a way that will NOT work, I wonder -- is there any way that WILL work [that doesn't cost an arm & a leg]?

Aloha, Bellgamin
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4:27 am on Aug 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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bellgamin,

Well, you might want to engage in that other thread and open a dialog with CdCardMain and ask him.

Or you can use the WebmasterWorld stickymail feature to establish contact.

Jim

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