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Fallback server / load balancing

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by arjanvr, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. arjanvr

    arjanvr Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2013
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    If i set up rsync to syncronise the /home/? folder to a different physical machine and setup nameservers:

    ns1 server 1 IP 1
    ns2 server 1 IP 2
    ns3 server 2 IP 1
    ns4 server 2 IP 2

    Would this be sufficient to keep websites and email running when server 1 goes down or do i need to sync more servers. Also, is there a way the cpanel license will switch over to the other server is server 1 is down longer then expected? I know there is a free version of cpanel aswell.. does this have the basic functions needed for mail and http so i could install that on server 2?
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    There's actually not a free version of cPanel. You might be thinking of cPanel DNS-Only, which is used for DNS clustering. cPanel currently supports clustering for DNS purposes only. There is support to host your databases on a remote MySQL server, however beyond that, there are no native options that allow for mirroring of your websites or automatic replacement of a network/IP address if the event another fails. I recommend searching our forums for "mirroring" and "high availability" for custom solutions that other users may have implemented. There are lots of discussions about the best ways to do this. EX:

    Load Balancing
    Load Balancing Servers
    cPanel Load Balanced Servers

    Also, feel free to add your input to the following active feature requests:

    Active Redundancy or High Availability
    Built-in load balancing, replication, high availability | cPanel Feature Requests

    Thank you.
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