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DNS clustering between servers in different locations

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by alanharris, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. alanharris

    alanharris Member
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    Hi everyone,

    I am looking into DNS clustering and before I implement I have a question:

    I want to DNS cluster 2 (or more) web servers running WHM 11.25.0 in different datacentres. Can this be done or do the servers need to be in the same location?
     
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    No, there is no need to have servers in the same location. You can have all your servers at different locations.
     
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    Just remember if you only have servers in 1 datacenter and no backups elsewhere that you are not gaining much by having DNS elsewhere.
     
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    not really, in the case client using google apps for their email hosting then DNS clustering is giving you benefit as when the web server down, they still can receive/send email using google mail.

    for OP: a small vps will suffice for DNS cluster hosting, it's better to have the second DNS server in other datacenter or even other continent.
     
  5. alanharris

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    Thanks guys!

    So, I assume it's ok to use WHM running web and mail services for all servers instead of using WHM DNS ONLY?

    @Mark: You are correct, my goal was mainly for email and to make sites load faster in different locations, as 99% of the websites I host are database driven and syncing the sites isn't part of this project, that's next! ;)
     
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