Knowledgebase: dns-engine
What is Round Robin DNS?

Problem:

What is Round Robin DNS?

Solution:

Load balancing as known as Round Robin allows you to distribute your server load evenly among multiple servers.

This is done by creating multiple A records with the same name but different IP values.

For example:

NameTTLTypeIP
www
1800
A
192.168.0.1
www
1800
A
192.168.100.1

In this example 50% of the time a user would go to 192.168.0.1 and 50% of the time the user would go to 192.168.100.1.

You can split the traffic between as many as 10 hosts, and server load would be distributed evenly.

 

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