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Getting Started with ownCloud by Aditya Patawari

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The web server

Assuming that we have taken care of backend storage, let's now handle the frontend web server. A very obvious way is to do the DNS level load balancing by round robin or geographical distribution. In round-robin DNS scheme the resolution of a name returns a list IP addresses instead of a single IP. These IP addresses may be returned in the round-robin fashion, which means that every time the IP addresses will be permuted in the list. This helps in distribution of the traffic since usually the first IP is used. Another way to give out the list is to match the IP address of the client to the closest IP in the list, and then make that the first IP in the response of the DNS query. The biggest advantage of DNS-based load distribution ...

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