I have a challenge since I'm not sure how to accomplish this:
I have a NO-IP account in order to host some websites from my local computer server at home. I need to migrate some of this website to online web hosting for high availability. I have a good server at home, so I just need to replicate it to online web hosting so I can accomplish high availability.
I wish I could lease a lower 1 core, 1GB RAM web hosting account to be the second server in order to serve requests if my home server fails.
The architecture should follow something like this:
- NO-IP points primarily to my local home server
- NO-IP points to the online web hosting if my local home server doesn't reply
- Since I'm using NO-IP, I think I can still use
www.example.comregardless of which server I'm pointing to. In the case that's not possible, I think I can have
www.example.compoint to my local home server and
alpha.example.compoint to the online web hosting.
Now as far as I know, the real issue is this:
- Web hosting would require domain registration, otherwise I could use a dummy web address like
abc.hosting.com. So when redirecting, the hosting would appear in the URL and that's not professional looking.
So how might I configure this architecture, or a similar alternative?