Backup Webserver

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Tripple, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Tripple

    Tripple New Member

    I'm not sure where to put this question, so I try it here.
    Thanks to this site I learned how to setup a backup MX record for a mailserver. The second server just holds the mail untill the first server is back online.

    Does something like that exists for a webserver? What I mean is, when a webserver goes down, can I forward to another server showing a 'sorry' page? Maybe with a dns record? The second webserver doesn't have to have a backup of the site, just one page for all requests.
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

  3. Tripple

    Tripple New Member

    Not really.
    This is not what I'm looking for:
    and two (or more) backend Apache web servers that hold the same content.
    I just want a page saying 'Sorry, this server is not available at the moment. Try again later.' (Or something like that).

    In my own server room I change the settings of my router when I want to shut down a server. All requests on port 80 are forwarded to the same server with a sorry page. But I have no access to the router for my servers in the datacenter. When one of them should go down, never happened before :), sites wont be available at that time. I don't like that.
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Maybe you can still use heartbeat for it, but on the webservers. If webserver2 detects that webserver1 is not responding, it jumps in and delivers the sorry page.
     
  5. Tripple

    Tripple New Member

    Yes, maybe it should work that way. Let's Google.

    thanks
     

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