1 WebServer sharing 2 ADSL Lines? Is it possible!?!?
Posted on 2003-11-17
I run a small web hosting company and am paying through the roof for a dedicated server in Florida when I've got a suitible desktop server with Server 2003 in my office.
I'm thinking of migrating the websites to a dedicated server in our office but have that server use multiple ADSL connections and have the server load balance the packets on both connections.
Were thinking, 2 DSL Modems connecting to a Router then router connecting to the server. Then use the router to load balance the packets on both lines. Therefore upload traffic from the server will be split on both lines. We know this probably wont be possible the other way because the two lines will have seperate IPs but that shouldnt be as much of a problem because the download speed is quicker than upload so we should be ok.
Problem is, we dont know how to get both the DSL modems traffic into 1 IP!
This is to avoid getting a leased line and save £5000 a year!