I recently came across floating IPs in DigitalOcean and I am not really sure I understand how they work. I have assigned one to my droplet.
The official documentation says that we can quickly reassign the floating IP to another droplet in the event of downtime. This is what that I don't understand.
Do I need to run simultaneous droplets of the same site for me to take advantage of floating IPs (so that if one droplet gets messed up, I move the IP to another droplet)?
There was also something about loading the new droplet from an image of the old droplet and then assigning the floating IP, won't the new droplet be messed up as well if we include that image from the old droplet?
I'd really appreciate your explanation on this one.