DNS Failover

What is DNS Failover?

DNS Failover keeps sites and web services online in the event of system or network issues. This is done by moving DNS traffic from one IP address to another IP address that you have running at another location.

Failover is most commonly used to move traffic off of an unhealthy web server, and redirect it to a preconfigured backup web server.

DNS Made Easy’s failover service has a fifteen-year history of keeping domains online guaranteed. Past studies have revealed that DNSME failover saved businesses an estimated $525 million in revenue in one quarter alone.

How Failover Works

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Failover uses health checks to monitor the status of the IP address(es) in your records. Health checks run every 2-4 minutes from multiple monitoring locations.
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A failover event will only occur if two of our monitoring nodes report your primary IP address as down. In that case, we will run a quick health check for your first backup system. If it is available, we will update the record to point to your first backup IP address.
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If that one goes down, we’ll check the second backup system and update the record. You can set up to four backup IP addresses in a failover record.
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We will continue to monitor your primary endpoint, even after a failover event has occurred. When it comes back online, we will automatically “failback” traffic to your primary.

Tech Specs

Specify up to four backup IP addresses.

Monitoring available over: TCP, UDP, HTTP, or HTTPS protocols on any port you desire.

Updates (failover and failback) are propagated instantly across our entire network.

Need more advanced Failover?

Our new product, Constellix, offers more granular monitoring, so your failover changes happen quicker.

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  • Failover is available for: A, AAAA, ANAME, and CNAME records
  • Choose up to 14 different monitoring locations
  • 30 second to one day monitoring intervals
  • Traceroute and visual traceroute in notification report
  • Avoid false positives with verified checks
  • All IP's in the failover config are constantly monitored (not just when the primary is down)

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3 Failover Records Included

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10 Failover Records Included

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Additional Records

$4.95 per record / year

10-Pack of Records

$45.95 per 10-pack / year

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