We are small online publishing company having www.jimtrade.com
and many more domains. We had started our business on small scale and since then its been growing day by day which has resulted into a huge visitor base for each of them.
To give you view of our current scenario; uptil today we had configured all the existing portals on one server. due to which our server is getting crowded. So we are planning to extend server quantity; for the load balancing infrastructure.
But since we are new player in this technology; I would be obliged if you can help us out with this issue and give us a brief vision about the technical difficulties with the following points.
i. What is Load Balancing ?
ii. What is the exact procedure behind load balancing?
iii. As we have 3 major load on the server i.e. mail server, file server & SQL server. so can we segregate each one of them on separate servers. If yes, then what should be the configuration of each server and is it affordable for the volume of my business.
iv. How to manage the dependency of multiple servers and who is providing such facility?
v. I have heard about the system like; if one server goes down then automatically another server takes over the charge at same movement. can you please briefly explain about this technology? and if this technology is beneficial for me then i would definitely like to go for such a technology.
vi. lastly, As earlier mentioned about the load issue for 3 major subject but apart from that should I move the domains which has tremendous traffic?
Taking all the above points into consideration i would want you to suggest me and economical as well as beneficial solution with an detailed technical procedure.