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  1. #1
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    whats the best dns failover strategy?

    hey guys,

    whats the best dns fail-over strategy for a web hosting company.

    I would like to make primary and secondary dns at two different places and want them to be synced with eachother.

    usually a server with whm running websites holds the dns record and website but I want the dns records to be synced to another place and it would be like ns1.theactualserver.com and n2.theremoteserver .com

    thanks in advance.

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    Rent 2+ VPS in different locations. They dont need to be massive specs and install cPanel DNS Only. Then simply setup in WHM on the machines to talk to each other and job done.

    Really is a easy and quick job to do.

    http://www.cpanel.net/products/cpane...-software.html

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    run a single primary and slave off dnsmadeeasy or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantumphysics View Post
    run a single primary and slave off dnsmadeeasy or something
    Wouldn't you have to enable each domain as they were created?
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    dnsmadeeasy failover is a very handy service, not too expensive either. A lot easier then running your own dns failover if you are a smaller company. Ive used it for sites under ddos before and was able to distribute a big attack over 5 servers, failover worked fine. Its a good service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sysguru View Post
    hey guys,

    whats the best dns fail-over strategy for a web hosting company.

    I would like to make primary and secondary dns at two different places and want them to be synced with eachother.

    usually a server with whm running websites holds the dns record and website but I want the dns records to be synced to another place and it would be like ns1.theactualserver.com and n2.theremoteserver .com

    thanks in advance.
    2 x 256MB Ram VPSes in 2 different datacenters, in 2 different locations (US/UK) works good.

    Then use cPanel DNS ONLY

    OR

    You could run ns1 on your server and have ns2 else where.

    Its really easy to setup aswell.

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