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My webhoster seems to have some troubles with DDOS attacks and routing overload. This makes my IP to be not available sometimes and I'd like to add a failover IP for the domain.
However, 2 A-Records means that it's similar to a load balancer which is NOT what i am looking for. I do not want the fallback machine to be accessed any time - except in case of real troubles or downtime of first choice IP.
Is there a out-of-the box solution that allows me such a failover ip?
If not, if it requires a DNS re-configuration: Is there a recommended script or similar that can be run on the secondary machine (of course, this is with a different hoster). This has to check whether the first choice ip is down and must overwrite the A-record, right? This requires my domain hoster to provide an API for the DNS settings...