DNS CNAME Configuration
Posted on 2016-10-14
I have a domain and I'm using the GoDaddy DNS Services.
Currently it is pointing to the Public IP address of 1 Web Server.
I need to setup a Failover configuration with 2 Web Servers (The two are identical servers) and 1 High Availability Server (The HA simply redirects the call to either Server1 or Server2).
The company where I'm hosting has a free failover option, and they tell me this "The failover configuration provides a hostname, not an IP address, so your DNS record would need to be a CNAME to it."
This obviously means that I have to remove the current "A" record that points to the IP address and create a "CNAME" pointing to the new "HA" hostname.
My question for you is:
Is it possible to create a CNAME alias when there is no "A" record?
Thanking you in advance,