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  1. #1
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    Anyone try mod_backhand -- apache load balancing

    Hi all,

    I just found a apache module (mod_backhand) which can take per request load balancing.

    I would like to know is there any try this module?

    The URL is http://www.backhand.org/

  2. #2
    well, I didn't tried it but it has still some minuses, like single-point-of-failure if I am right.....

    also, some time ago I was researching it and I didn't hit some neat web sites that are using it.... dunno if something changed on this topic lately..

  3. #3
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    I also found this web site which is something similar.

    http://www.linuxvirtualserver.org/

    But I just don't know whether it can spread the traffic if the servers are not loacte at the same network/isp.
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  4. #4
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    We use LVS and it works great for loadbalancing. It runs on our central fileserver and distributes requests to an array of webservers.
    John Masterson
    Former Hosting Company Owner

  5. #5
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    magnafix, can I use LVS for loadbalancing if the servers are not in the same ISPs?
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  6. #6
    No you can't.

    ps. have you considered the cheap and old Round-Robin DNS method?

  7. #7
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    Thanks apollo.

    Yes, I am using Round-Robin DNS method. Just want to find out if there any better way to do it.
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  8. #8
    well, there are some global dns load balancing boxes, but they cost......

    anyway, I suggest you check out these guys:
    http://www.zoneedit.com/
    http://www.zoneedit.com/doc/faq.html#faq40

    they offer some type of DNS load balancing and also checking HTTTP responses (this is better than standard round-robin).

    I cannot suggest if they are good or bad, you can always try a trial account with them - if it's ok - you can switch to pay account.

    Btw, never used them myself.

    enjoy!

  9. #9
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    Thanks apollo. That helpful.

    But I don't think I will change. Becasue I am currently using enom DNS servers. They are so reliable. If I want to do Round-Robin DNS, I just only need to add a IP address in their web interface, pretty easy.

    Anyway, thanks for your suggestion.
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  10. #10
    sure, you welcome!

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