Setting up a failover server

pski

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I am setting up my server to run as a backup server.. for example, example.com is hosted at bluehost and at my home server... someone visits the domain, and at the time the bluehost server is down, so it redirects traffic to my server at my house..

First of all has anyone done this, secondly since its just a temporary site host, do i need a dns service enabled on my home server?

If anyone can point me in the right direction, i would greatly appreciate it, as well if they/you have any experience with other server related, Removed -
my setup so far is the following.

HP Proliant DL180
CentOS 6.7
Wget
Yum
Cpanel/WHM installed - verified 192.168.1.19:2087/ ( i try the non-ssl it keeps redirecting me.)

I also have openssl, and connecting to server via putty on local network,
 
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dalem

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to do this properly you would need a dedicated ip and your ISP would have to allow you to host a website
Most do not allow hosting websites unless you have a business account.

192.168.1.19 the private ip of your NAT
 

pski

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Yup, my ISP just installed my second modem w/ 5 dedicated IP's. and yes I did have to sign up for business account.. lol I now have x2 modem's and 2 sources of internet in my house, even though 1 is dedicated for the server.

@cPanelMichael im checking out that thread now.
 

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