I have been working on and designing a hosting company. Now setting up my names servers has came to a question. When I ran a previous business with a partner he only use Name Servers on 1 Machine in 1 location.
Now my question is my first server is going to be located in New Jersey, USA . So that is where My first set of DNS starts. With my previous partner I noticed most of the customers were based in Europe, Philippines, etc. Over seas. Now What I am asking is Will a VPS in a different location work for DNS Server. That way I can keep a lower budget till we get a few customers under out belt.
I currently run spiderloop.com a SEO control panel designed for windows hosting accounts. The site and web service is hosted on our own server and works great, however I am concerned about redundancy and do not want to purchase a whole other server just to be fail safe. So I am going to purchase a shared hosting account to facilitate redundancy.
So here is the question.
How do I do it? How do I set up my current host to redirect to the new host when it goes down?
If the current host has problems how can I force the users browser to redirect to the redundant host? I simply don't understand.
I've decided to move from managed hosting to colocated hosting and I'm in a bit over my head as far designing the server configuration goes. I'm looking for assistance with setting up a fully redundant configuration with no SPOF (single point of failure).
The colo provider ensures full redundancy to the cabinet, terminating with two network drops from diverse bandwidth providers and HSRP. I need to eliminate all SPOFs inside the cabinet.
1) I'm thinking of using the Cisco 2960 Series switch as the in-cabinet distribution switch. I believe it supports HSRP. From my understanding, the switch will automatically failover from one uplink to the other in case of a network problem on one of the uplinks, and this will all be transparent to any servers connected to the switch. Is this correct?
2) However, this introduces the switch as SPOF. So, I believe what I need to do is ask the colo for a second pair of network drops and deploy a pair of 2960's. Then I would connect each server to both switches via separate NICs. Is this correct?
3) Finally, assuming I am on the right track here, I would like this to all be transparent and automatic with no human intervention required to recover from a switch failure. The servers will be running RHEL 4. How would I configure the network interfaces on the servers so that they can transparently use either (or both) of the switches? Is there some way to assign the same IP address to more than one interface? How does the OS keep from getting confused about where to send the traffic?
Thanks in advance for any insight. I would also be happy to hear recommendations for excellent network consultants that I could hire to design and implement this configuration for me.
I have two servers. One hosts about 55 small sites and the other does nothing.
Can I make use of the spare one to take over automatically if the main server fails for whatever reason?
I had been thinking of using Rsync to backup accounts / mail every 6 hours or so and then manually changing the nameservers on the domains in the event of server1 failing. Would that even work? Then I got thinking about it all being automatic.
I have a few VPS's, the main one has cPanel/WHM and runs all my sites / email / DNS and MySQL DB's. Heres a little info:
VPS1 - CentOS 4.4, cPanel/WHM, runs all domains (OpenVZ) VPS2 - CentOS 4.4, Webmin, Slave DNS to VPS1 using Webmin cluster (OpenVZ) VPS3 - CentOS 4.4, Webmin, Slave DNS to VPS1 using Webmin cluster (Xen)
However, if VPS1 fails for say 24 hours, im screwed!
So, my question is can I get some kind of redunadancy built in somewhere. For example if someone is trying to access my domain "mydomain.com" and the main VPS is down, then the request for the site would go to VPS2, or VPS3...
The same for the mail server, if some is sending mail to one of the domains on the VPS, and the main VPS was down, the mail would be sent to my other VPS's.
I just don not like the fact there is a single point of failure!
I do have WHM managed Weekly and Monthly backups of all cPanel accounts etc.
We are a hosting company in Colombia, and we want start selling corporate email service.
The main idea is have two servers with redundance, I think this servers have to share the filesystem I don't know if using a scsi disk or just a network file system. We also want to have a good appliance for stop the SPAM, Im not so sure if we need to have redundance on it, its ideal but we are just starting the bussines and we dosn't have cliets yet.
Can anyone share their setup with us, and give us recomendations or tips?
Another option is, if someone know how to do that and have implemented this setup before and want to work $$ with us to implement that, please contact me to jbravo[at]colombiahosting.com.co
to setup a Windows server that can support the failure of the switch that comes before it in the network diagram. The idea would be that if the 15A circuit the switch was on failed, or the switch just died, the server would still be online.
I already have two switches in spanning tree just before the server. Is there a way to assign a single IP to the server on both its network cards and connect each card to a different (spanning tree'd) switch?
I'm upgrading my server again and now that we have 8 disks we need to upgrade our power supply (I was told).
But do I really need a redundant power supply Or can I just buy ONE 650 watt to upgrade?
These are my current server specs:
2 X AMD opteron 270 dual core 2 X 2 GB kingston PC3200 DDR ram 2 X 1 GB kingston PC3200 DDR ram (6 GB total) 8 X seagate cheetah 15k.5 SCSI 73.4 GB, U320, SCA in raid 10 1 X LSI megaraid 320-2x raid controller, dual channel 1 X Tyan thunder 8KSE (s2892) mobo 1 X 2 * 4 port chenbro scsi backplane (8 ports total) 2 X AMD CPU cooler 2 X 40X40X10 fans (Currently 1 X zippy P2G-6510P, 2U, single power supply, 510 Watt) 1 X Sony FDD 1.44" 1 X chenbro RM311, 3U case with 8 hot swap bays 1 X LG DVD/CD-rom burner
I'm in the process to setup a new service with an ISP with the following scenario and need your help.
I've got the rack (42U), servers and switches. Only routers has been left and here is that I need your help.
I have also 2 ports from the ISP where I can connect my routers. I need to get 2 router devices with auto sync feature in order to be able to setup a redundant plan in case that one of them goes down.
Those routers should have firewall features too in order to avoid setup iptables rules for each server. A basic DDoS protection is needed too.
I'm going to push around 100Mbit of traffic across the servers but that will happen after 3-4 months from the initial setup. In the first instance no more than 10-20Mbit will be used.
I heard a lot about Cisco but got no idea what model is the most suitable for my case. I will probably need a module for DDoS attacks and another one for advanced security IOS from what I read but it is not clear to me.
I'm looking to make high availability setup, and wondering how many of you have made it so? we are looking to multi-home the page with a round robin setup, using multiple VPSs/dedicated servers geographically different locations.
Right now i'm still looking at "stale" DNS setup, no automanagement of servers down. Is there a service/software which already offers automatic changes of zones for removing servers which are down, and adding them back when they get back online?
So the rule of thumb is if you have a 30A circuit to not exceed 80% or 24A.
If I buy a 30A circuit, I am assuming it is protected by a circuit breaker that is 30A, correct?
In *theory* we could run 29-30A all day and be fine.
So, I understand, the rule of 80% to be to the effect that "during startup, equipment uses more power ... or during runtime if it heats up, the fans go faster using more power" so it is safe to be at 24A in case you get spikes to 27-29A.
Is my reasoning correct?
Further, if you run primary/redundant circuits, is there really harm in running 13A on one circuit and 14A on the other.. and in the unlikely event of a failure, you are running 27A on one circuit (at 90% instead of 80%).
Any thoughts on this? Getting an extra 3A out of a 208V circuits is like putting in 3-4 more servers. If someone is doing this please let me know. I think it would work fine but i would like to know from the experts that do the colo stuff for a living what problems i could encounter, if any.
We have 2 linux servers with plesk. We want Redundant Dns and backup mail servers for our hosting domains. We already setup Primary nameserver ip address is first server, Sec Nameserver ip address is second Server. like
ns.ourdomain.com - first server ip address ns1.ourdomain.com - Second server IP Address
and how can setup backup mail server for both servers
I have a LAMP server running and would like to have the exact mirror running on another location. I would like to sync the web files and database in either real time (upon any update) or in delayed mode (x minutes after the update).
For MySQL, I believe replication can do the job unless anybody has better recommendation. What would you guys suggest for web files? Can I use different Linux flavor but maintain back the same LAMP version?
Is there any "online" 3rd party load balancing service that I could use to load balance the traffic to both servers?
I have registered a domain using godaddy. I have hosted my site on a server of my shared hosting provider(lets call them X).Currently I have pointed mydomain.com to the server and it is up and running.Sometimes, I have experienced downtimes.
In order to solve this problem, I have hosted a clone of my site on another server from another hosting company(lets call them Y).
1. I want mydomain.com to point to Y when X is down
2. again point it to X when it is up.
My main aim is to have my site live with less downtime. The probability having both servers down is very less.
I dont know if it is technically feasible, just a thought out of dirty mind. I tried to google but was not able to find an answer specific to my problem.
Can anybody tell me how to achieve this through godaddy domain.
Added note, My site is not a commercial site and I cant afford large dedicated servers with clustering and failovers.
I have a lot of questions here so if you can't answer them all I understand. even pointing me somewhere where I could get the answers would be appreciated; hardware sites focusing on server hardware, forums focusing on such, etc.
we plan to have three different types of servers:
- db server (self explanatory. mysql. for forums, mysql driven sites.)
- file server (lots of files around ~2-10MB, consistant 70mbps right now, but we want more room for upgrades. needs a LOT of storage room.)
- web server (lots of php files, but also static things like plain html, images, etc. also includes all misc services for the setup-- dns, etc.)
could I be given a rundown for which hardware each of the three should have? I don't need specifics, even just knowing that more ram is important here while cpu doesn't matter as much, or that the fastest disks available are a must, etc would all be valuable info for me. despite that, I certainly wouldn't mind specific hypothetical hardware configs.
for the database server I'm assuming the more ram the better. not entirely sure about the cpu? also not positive on disks...
for the fileserver, how much ram would be practical or useful? disk io will be an issue I'm because plenty of people will be pulling files at once so the disk needs to read from multiple places. scsi (and even raptors) are not an option as we need 750GB+ of space on a reasonable budget. more ram will take some load of of the disks, but how much is neccessary / reasonable?
for the web server I'm assuming cpu first, then ram, but it'll likely need less ram than the db server?
I'm more lost on the disks than anything. scsi on the fileserver is not an option under any circumstances due to $/GB. for the db & web server I'm willing to pay for scsi if the performance increase really does warrant the extra money, but I'd like to be convinced before shelling it out. if you have benchmarks geared at server hardware when it comes to disks I'd really appreciate it.
also, what's the best way to network these together when colocated? each one with a dual gigabit ethernet port and then the communications go to and from the router?
do dual power supplies use more power than a single supply?
E.g. Say I have a server than uses two amps, powered by a single power supply. Now if I switch to a dual supply (and say each supply has the same efficiency rating as the single), does my server use more power? How much more?
My simple view of this is that it probably does, but maybe not much. The second power supply consumes some power itself, but since its not under load, it doesn't consume much. Therefore, my server with redundant supplies might use 2.1A or 2.2A.
I was wondering if it is possible to cluster 2 web servers and 2 mysql servers with only one server working as load balancer.
I am planning to use LVS (ldirectord and heartbeat).
Let's say I have 3 IPs allocated to the load balancing server.
18.104.22.168 (Main IP) 22.214.171.124 (Web Load Balancing IP) 126.96.36.199 (MySQL Load Balancing IP) If a connection is made to .223 it would pass the request to one of the web nodes. If a connection is made to .224 it would pass the request to one of the MySQL nodes.
Is it possible to do this?
If not, can I run, for example, nginx on 223 IP address to provide forward proxy? (Then it would not be able to HA but the main point is to load balance so)
Also, what would be the best way to keep the data same on both web servers? This is a web cluster for a very high traffic forum with a lot of uploads every hour so it has to do real time synchronization. I heard that DRDB is only one way and not two way so I'm not going to be able to use this.
I am just colocating servers and managing them myself, and renting services off of them. In the future I would like to start offering dedicated servers as well. I am wondering if many companies do this, or if its more of a general practice to just setup as a reseller? The worst part that comes to mind is thinking of how to do billing for the bandwidth per month. With my setup I would only be offering flat bandwidth packages (like 2TB a month) but even so, I cant think of anyway to automate it so WHMCS knows if they went over, if so, how much, etc.
I have recently purchased new hosting with a new supplier which uses a different kind of control panel - cpanel. So before I transfer our organisations website across I want to spend some time playing.
We purchased our domains with 123 reg and the host we have been using for a while is namesco our new hosting package is with neither of these suppliers.
Before I transfer our primary domain to the new host I'm doing a dummy run with one of our other domains and that's where i've come up with this name servers question.
The new host gave me the name of their 2 name servers.
But when I went to my control panel at 123 reg to change the name servers they were not using namesco name servers they were using 123's.
Do I want to change the name servers to the new name servers or not? I'm a bit confused as i was expecting to see namesco names servers?