httpd-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Bernecker, Richard {PBSG}" <>
Subject RE: name vs ip based virtual
Date Mon, 24 Jun 2002 21:21:25 GMT
If you're using IP based virtual hosting, moving an app from 
one server to another does NOT require any DNS updates - only 
that you bind the virtual host's IP to the interface of it's 
new server and unbind it from the old server. that can be a
lifesaver if you ever smoke a server/need to hit Disaster 
Recovery mode. (DNS update times can get really slow when the
business needs the web site back up *like NOW*...) And, as 
was pointed out already, SSL usage is gonna lock you in to 
using IP-based v-hosts anyway... 

It's the only way for an application to be truly abstracted 
from its underlying platform, imho....

Richard Bernecker
PBSG - Addison, Texas 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matus "fantomas" Uhlar []
> Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 4:11 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: name vs ip based virtual
> -> I would like some input on named-based vs ip-based virtual 
> hosting. I used
> -> to always use IP based, but I'm in the midst of switching 
> providers and I
> -> thought it might be in my (and the network's) best 
> interest to use named
> -> based. 

To unsubscribe, e-mail:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message