Having 1 domain pointing to two servers?


#1

Is it possible? If so, how would I go about doing that? I already have one server from dream host with one domain but plan to get another server but also would like to use the same domain.

How do you do it?

Thanks


#2

I don’t quite understand what you’re asking. Let’s say you have yoursite.com. You could create a sub-domain, site1.yoursite.com and use it with other server by editing the DNS on it. If you wanted to use yoursite.com/home or something and you wanted that to go to another server, no, that isn’t really possible.

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#3

How would i do that? Could I make both servers go like this:

http://server1.mysite.com
http://server2.mysite.com

instead of:
http://www.mysite.com/
http://server2.mysite.com


#4

if you mean server1.mysite.com will be going to one server
and server2.mysite.com will be going to a different one then probably yes. You can make custom DNS entries for any domains you have made by clicking on the [dns] in manage domains. I have never done this myself so I can’t give you any more directions than that.

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#5

Anyone know how to create the subdomain in Dreamhost?


#6

in your control panel go to Domains==>Manage Domains and click on the add new domain/subdomain link.

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#7

Having clicked the ‘add new domain/sub-domain link’, just to make it a little clearer since it confused me for a while.

If you already host example.com then you enter wobbly.example.com in the first box. I suppose you could go further and add wibbly.wobbly.example.com although I haven’t tried that level of sub-domainery yet!


Norm


#8

um, im not sure, but you might be looking for round robin dns

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