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I have following problem.

My domain is registred on service "A" My web-space (not a server) is on Godaddy.

Once a week is my service unreacheble I am sure that is godaddy problem.

My idea is to by some webspace of one different service to make my service redundant.

Note: My service is only few html files with javascrit. I dont' need to sync

But how to do it?

Whre do I have to say "there are two webspaces, if one is not reacheble, so use the other" ?

Thanks a lot

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I would fix the problem. Not try and patch with a plaster – t1nt1n Mar 25 '12 at 11:47
@t1nt1n how? i cannot influence godaddy – alisia123 Mar 25 '12 at 22:17
have you contacted support? – t1nt1n Mar 26 '12 at 4:31

Why would you do this? If GoDaddy's crap, find a decent hosting provider and just use them. Don't pay for a crap service and a good one, then layer significant additional complexity on top with DNS failover (which is about the worst possible way to handle failover, due to client-side caching fail).

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I bought their grid hosting, which is cloud like.. but it is crap... could you suggest a better hoster? – alisia123 Mar 25 '12 at 22:21
We don't do shopping questions here, for all the reasons given in this question. I'd only end up recommending my employer, anyway... – womble Mar 26 '12 at 8:20

You would do this with DNS, you could either use RoundRobin DNS, so that it randomly sends the visitor to either server, or get a DNS server that switches over on fault.

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Cloudflare would be a decent temporary workaround. The real solution is to get off shared hosting and onto a few real machines (if you need high availability, one machine isn't going to cut it)

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