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In your case, the solution should be at least 2 servers with the same content and a frontend proxy which proxies the traffic to the servers and handles failover in case one server is down. But it is a quite complex configuration and you probably need to hire a sysadm to configure and manage it unless you know what you are doing.


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mail2forum for phpBB seems pretty much dead right now, alongside with Drupal's solution Listhandler. Google groups did offer similar functionality through Remote Archives, but that's not available in the new Google Groups UI anymore (though can still be used by now through the old UI). FUDForum still seems to support mailing list integration.


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Mail2Forum is known to work well with Mailman and PHPBB. I believe it can also handle other systems like VBulletin, I'm not sure about Vanilla. I've never installed it, but I have dug through forums that used it to do what you are describing. I believe it also does a good job of handling attachments, if the forum is configured to support them. Note: Don't ...


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I don't know for sure, but maybe httrack is reading your 'Allow' rule as overriding the 'Disallow' rule. You should remove the "Allow" rule regardless, as it is useless. User agents will crawl everything by default. You blocked the search directory, that is all that's required.


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You definitely want to do a 301 redirect from the old URLs to the new ones so both search and users can find the content once it has moved. This will also tell the search engines to count links pointing to the old URLs to the new ones which is very important if you wish to retain whatever rankings you have thus far. As for parking the second domain on top ...


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There are a lot of different ways to mirror a site (and for different purposes, such as backups/high availablity, or for load balancing/distribution). You can use scheduled data transfers or two-way synchronization, or you can have changes pushed to the mirrors as they come in via the application, or you can set up database replication, which itself can be ...


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To answer your first question the most common method of creation mirrors between servers is using a program called rsync on Linux/Unix systems. The basics on how to do this can be read here http://kb.liquidweb.com/using-rsync-to-transfer-and-synchronize-local-and-remote-systems/ The apache foundation also has a tutorial for creating mirror sites that also ...


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Have you looked into Load Balancing? It is a layer between the client and the web servers, that determines which web server to use for the client's request: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Load_balancing_(computing)


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What country are you in, and what country is the Mirror site in? Has a significant portion of the site been copied? If yes and the mirror site is monetizing off your content, or has advertisements up generating revenue. You can file a DMCA


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You could just sign up for CloudFlare. It takes your site and caches it on its network. It may help others reach your blog. I have it set up on my site.


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If your host uses Apache and allows mod_proxy you can set up a virtual host like this: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName www.def.com ProxyPass / http://www.abc.com ProxyPassReverse / http://www.abc.com </VirtualHost> This will have the server query the remote site and return it to the user through the new domain.


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Its a simple solution. Buy hosting service from two different providers. Preferably in different geographic regions. For DNS of your site example.com use the two different IP addresses from the providers. Example. ISP #1 assigns you IP aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd IPS #2 assigns you IP www.xxx.yyy.zzz Then your DNS entry would look like aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd ...


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I understand that the client is always right, but I think it would be in your (and his) best interest that this is an unattainable goal. There are reasons why hosts don't promised 100% uptime: because they can't anticipate the future. I once had a client like this that started complaining when his website went down for the first time in 6 months. I ...


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If you don't need to host it yourself, you could look at Nabble. For self-hosting, the only one I've run across is FUDforum, an open source PHP forum, but there must be others...



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