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Old 01-22-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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webdelegater like program


does anyone know if linux has a program like this one? or can I do this with linux?

http://webdelegator.com/
 
Old 01-22-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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The term is "web farm".

The concept was *invented* on Linux/Unix.

And most non-trivially large sites in the world use it; and most of those are in fact running Apache on Linux/Unix. For example:

http://www.puppetlabs.com/puppet/introduction/

... or ...

http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/5....dministration/

... or (at the complete opposite end of the spectrum ...

Quote:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Netw..._26592439.html

If all you want is loadbalancing, the easiest way would the DNS Round Robin.

just create to A name records for the domain, like:

www.example.com IN A 192.0.2.1
www.example.com IN A 192.0.2.2

This will hand out the ip's in round robin fashion to the clients

But this is not fault-tolerant. If you NEED fault-tolerance the best and easiest option is a hardware loadbalancer, but if you NEED fault-tolerance you need two, and two cross-connected switches ...

So, if all you need is loadbalancing, DNS Roundrobin is your friend!

best
Ray
So the short answer is "Sure. Yes. Of course."

Last edited by paulsm4; 01-22-2011 at 11:12 PM.
 
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:02 AM   #3
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puppy sounds like what I need, Though I am a little confused. puppy sounds more like a os more then an app. If so there is the advantage of having a good working example to build a debian version from. Thanks be back after I check it out.
 
  


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