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An alternative is to use a third party DNS provider. You normally point the A record of the domain to the server at webhost 1. If that server goes down, you point the A record to webhost 2. If you use a small TTL (time to live) on the A record, the switch will be quite fast and visitors will only face downtime during a small period.