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    Failover Page

    Hi,

    I'm hosting a client with gigenet and while they're great, once a day we prefer to reboot the VPS. this takes approximately 10-12 mins before all services are back online. During this time, users are unable to find the server and they see an error till its back (obviously).

    I'm wondering if its possible to setup some sort of maintenance page the instantly comes online the second the server goes down for any reason whatsoever... reboot, downtime etc...

    Any suggestions?

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    It would be, you'd need to host it on another server and dns failover.

    I have to say though why do you reboot every day, this doesn't sound like a good idea at all.
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    Well we run a 752mb solution for the server & the ram tends to clog up because the site is intensive & resource heavy. Hence the reboot, to free up ram.

    Plus certain changes on the server require a reboot so yeah

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    personally I'd get a new VPS if you're having to reboot it each day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zahirw View Post
    the ram tends to clog up because the site is intensive & resource heavy
    This doesn't sound right - either you're mistaking cache for used ram or you have a mem leak problem. If it's the latter you should really get that fixed, if it's the first you really shouldn't do that. Try free -m is my advice.

    If that confirms your theory invest time in somebody who knows how to use valgrind et al.

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