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Posted on 2004-09-17
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Hi all I have a question I am currently running a WIN 2003 server with a dozen web sites and email clients. My ISP is a cable service that is in my suburb and it has become very unreliable lately. I am wondering if I can use a friends server with another ISP and do a mirror arangement of sorts so that if my ISP drops out it automatically switched to the other.

I await your replies.
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you would need a firewall with a fail over function , when one goes down how will user now to use the IP for the second ISP to access your web site?
Best option use a hosting service.
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I would also suggest bringing in a second line, like DSL.  Then you can connect a dual wan router in place for redundancy.  I use a Xincom myself, but there are other less expensive ones available..

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=621248&Sku=X40-1002
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Personally I would push the web site hosting out to a third party external host. The hosting market is so comeptitive now that you should be able to pick up an account that can host multiple web sites pretty easily. I use a reseller account for mine - even though I don't resell anything.

For email, as suggested above, bring in a DSL line and then adjust the MX records to add one with a higher cost to the DSL line. If the DSL line is on a dynamic IP address (which might bring the cost down a bit) get a Dynamic DNS account and use that for the MX records instead.

Simon.
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