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DNS Failover for newbie

Allan62
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Last Modified: 2013-11-30
Hello:

I recently signed with an el cheapo web hosting company.  They suspended my account (even though I have Paypal proof to the contrary) that payment was made.

When a visitor reaches my site the web provider dispalys a big ugly box that reads "Account Suspended" Never had this in my 10 years of using these companies!

Can DNS failover be used to direct a visitor to a redundant site created with another web host? Or does this only apply if the server is actually down?

If hosting the same site as a backup or mirror with another service provider is this not duplicate content in the eyes of Google (when it comes to SEO)?

I really just learned about DNS failover today!

Thanks!
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If you have control of DNS why don't you just point your domain to a new host entirely?

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I did that.  I'm just wondering if there is a method to automate the process. I am also trying to understand what DNS fail over is and why their is an industry that markets this.

Thanks!
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