Website Newbie - Wanna Have Traffic?

Written by Gina Marie Capatar

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The first thing I learned is to make my website appearance neat and orderly and to avoid colors that are hurtful torepparttar visitor’s eyes. Also, I should try to make everything look good and harmonious. Next is to embed some kind of a traffic monitor inrepparttar 142093 code so I will know how many visitors I am getting everyday. The traffic monitor can also be used to observe from which referring linkrepparttar 142094 visitors came from. In choosing a traffic monitor, be sure that it could providerepparttar 142095 needed stats so that fromrepparttar 142096 stats, a website owner can better optimize his/her site for traffic. Better choose one that is free. I personally recommend

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How Multiple Server Hosting impacts your web site's uptime

Written by Godfrey Heron

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Failover Monitoring

However,repparttar round robin DNS strategy solves this predicament, by mapping your domain name to more than one IP address. Select hosting companies now employrepparttar 142037 DNS round robin technique in conjunction with 'failover monitoring'.

The DNS round robin failover monitoring process starts by a web hosting company setting up your site on two or more independent web servers (preferably with different IP blocks assigned to them). Your domain name will therefore have 2 or more IP Addresses assigned to it.

Thenrepparttar 142038 failover monitor watches your web server(s) by dispatching data to a URL you specify and looking for particular text inrepparttar 142039 results. Whenrepparttar 142040 system detects that one of your IP addresses is returning an error, andrepparttar 142041 others aren't, it pulls that IP address out ofrepparttar 142042 list. The DNS then points your domain name torepparttar 142043 working IP address/s

If any of your IP's come back online they are restored torepparttar 142044 IP pool. This effectively and safely keeps your site online – even if one of your web servers is down.

The average failure detection and recovery time with a system like this can be as low as 15 minutes. This time varies depending onrepparttar 142045 speed of your site andrepparttar 142046 nature ofrepparttar 142047 failure and also how long other ISP's cache (save) your DNS information.

The time taken for other ISP's caching your information can be manipulated inrepparttar 142048 failover monitor by loweringrepparttar 142049 "time to live" (TTL) cache settings. These arerepparttar 142050 settings that other ISP's will use to determine how long to cache your DNS information.

Of course you must bear in mindrepparttar 142051 matter of how frequently data is synchronized between your website's servers. This will berepparttar 142052 hosting company's responsibility, and this may become complicated where databases and user sessions are involved.

The very expensive hardware based failover monitoring systems that point a virtual IP address to other ISP's, while behindrepparttar 142053 scenes juggling a number of unique IP addresses on different servers, is of courserepparttar 142054 most 'elegant' solution to multi server hosting.

That way,repparttar 142055 whole issue of ISP's caching your information does not come into play.

Therefore, for websites that need to have true 99.99995% uptime, without huge outlays of money,repparttar 142056 technology is readily available and certain proprietary failure monitoring systems are now relatively cheap to apply.

Godfrey Heron is the Website Manager of Irieisle Multiple Domain Hosting Services. Sign up for your free trial, and host multiple web sites on one account.

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