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#1 Romeo29

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 12:19 AM

Hi,

I have accounts for two different web hosting services each with 10GB per month traffic limit.
I want to set nameservers of a single domain to both the webhosts. My idea is to share the traffic load on both servers.
But is this okay or is it going to work?

Thank you.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 12:40 AM

Technically it's possible, but not likely to be supported on "shared hosting" or other cheap hosts.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:02 AM

You should not trying to experiment with this, unless you are pretty sure everything is going to be good. I tried this once, and I reached the limit. Website was 2 days offline :lol:

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:45 AM

Technically it's possible, but not likely to be supported on "shared hosting" or other cheap hosts.

Unfortunately I have shared hosting on both web servers :(


You should not trying to experiment with this, unless you are pretty sure everything is going to be good. I tried this once, and I reached the limit. Website was 2 days offline :lol:


That is why I am asking because I am not sure :) How did you reach the limit if load is shared on both servers?

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:52 AM

As far as I know, a name server can only point to a single host. If for some reason that name server is down, then the request goes to the second name server on the list.

Typically what one would do is have a gateway server that routed traffic as needed in order to balance the load.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:03 PM

If your site's DNS server supports round-robin resolving, then it's quite do-able. But, as has been mentioned, most low-cost and shared hosting providers don't include this functionality in their DNS servers.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:10 PM

Good point. I had forgotten about that.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:34 AM

I asked Namecheap in addition to both my webhosts but they do not support round robin DNS :(

Anyway, thanks guys :) You always give best advice.




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