Best practice network design for a highly scalable, distributed web system has:-
After you have registered a new domain name with a domain name (DNS) provider such goDaddy, or you have an exisiting domain name, you need to change the associated IP address so that your domain name points to stSoftware's servers.
Or contact us to add "Assigning your domain name" service to your website or websystem package and we'll manage it for you.
Have your DNS pointed to either of the two groupings of IP addresses below;
A cluster of servers (two or more ) can be setup and the DNS entry for your site can be defined with the IP addresses for each of the servers, this is known as Round-robin DNS
To make a site the default for a domain or set of domain names a comma separated list of host name patterns is entered.
The default site is calculated to be the first PUBLISHED site with a matching host name pattern, if no matching sites then the first site will a blank host name list.
The DNS is used by a web browser to translate a host name to a IP address, which is a bit like using a phone book to look up a person's phone number.
There are a number of ways of working around a DNS outage:-