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From Richard de Vries <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Is there a how-to for building an Apacher server farm?
Date Thu, 27 Apr 2006 01:47:17 GMT
At work I've built several webserver farms. You will
need to configure multiple apache webservers, and put
a loadbalancer in front of it. Either a hardware based
loadbalancer,or software-based loadbalancer such as
PLB. If you want multiple levels of redundancy, you
can configure a load-balanced loadbalancer

Your DNS would resolve to your loadbalancer, which
would in turn distribute the load over your various
webservers. This loadbalancer should in turn monitor
your apache instances and take an instance out of it's
"available webservers" table if it goes down.

Feel free to email me individually if you require more

--- Tony Stocker <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I've spent the better part of the afternoon Googling
> for a decent how-to on
> how one goes about creating a web server farm. 
> There are tons of documents
> that refer to the concept as an accepted practice,
> but I can't find anything
> that discusses how one goes about creating one.  My
> basic goal is to create
> a server farm that balances load among n servers,
> and creates fault
> tolerance because as long as (n - (n-1) ) servers
> are up then my web site(s)
> are available.  This seems to be a basic concept and
> one that's been around
> for a long time, but even in the Apache mailing list
> archives I can't find
> anything applicable.
> Can anyone point me in the right direction?
> Thanks muchly!
> Tony

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