I’ve finally gotten to writting a new tutorial after a while without posting any new content. Also, in case you haven’t noticed, I have re-designed the site, so hopefully you’ll be able to enjoy it even more. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to setup a load balancer running on linux, with CentOS as the operating system of choice for this tutorial.
A load balancer distributes requests for services accross multiple servers, and in this tutorial I’ll be walking you through setting up crossroads load balancer.
I’ve been using afraid.org FreeDNS as my dynamic dns servers for my domains registered with 1&1 for the past few years. They offer great service and have a large variety of options when it comes down to configuration and so forth. With that being said, just recently I started noticing their servers weren’t responding and my site all of a sudden went down since the dns data wasn’t getting updated. I’ve started doing searches on alternatives and found a few, but none as straight forward as FreeDNS from afraid.org … until last night.