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is it possible to get a priority of which one server your domain gets directed to?

I have 2 servers
is it possible to point to server 1 with first priority
and point to server 2 with a second priority

so if server 1 is down, it domain will direct to server 2, the backup server


my domain provider wrote
Quote:
You cannot determine which nameserver people will be directed to first as it is
random. However, if one nameserver goes down, the other will become the 1st
priority.
but for some reason i don't believe that, a random event is very rare, as there always a reason

what i am thinking could it be that u get directed to the one that is closest or fastest to u, maybe which over once gives the lowest ping.
(then it might need to ping all to find the quickest route)
mmmmmmm
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you cant assign priority, their there only for redundancy
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Originally Posted by RSXHiTMAN View Post
you cant assign priority, their there only for redundancy
so how does it know where to redirect to?
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is it possible to get a priority of which one server your domain gets directed to?

I have 2 servers
is it possible to point to server 1 with first priority
and point to server 2 with a second priority

so if server 1 is down, it domain will direct to server 2, the backup server


my domain provider wrote


but for some reason i don't believe that, a random event is very rare, as there always a reason

what i am thinking could it be that u get directed to the one that is closest or fastest to u, maybe which over once gives the lowest ping.
(then it might need to ping all to find the quickest route)
mmmmmmm
The servers are configured as a cluster. That means that the network, domain, and other servers view them as a single unit. The servers within a cluster are already setup to share information with one another, so they always have matching data. The reason they're setup this was is so that when a request to use the server is generated it's simply sent to the cluster and the first available machine will pick up the request. This is why a cluster is used, because even if 1 machine fails, it will simply stop picking up request and the 2nd server will be the only one available to take requests.

make more sense now?
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The servers are configured as a cluster. That means that the network, domain, and other servers view them as a single unit. The servers within a cluster are already setup to share information with one another, so they always have matching data. The reason they're setup this was is so that when a request to use the server is generated it's simply sent to the cluster and the first available machine will pick up the request. This is why a cluster is used, because even if 1 machine fails, it will simply stop picking up request and the 2nd server will be the only one available to take requests.

make more sense now?
lol ya much more sense
so it is random
i will add that to my list of random things which r really random
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