The quick answer is that some sort of SSL certificate must be installed on your server(s) if you are not going to perform SSL Offload and want to maintain end-to-end encryption. But this doesn’t have to be the same SSL cert you install in the load balancer if you don’t want. It can be, and […]
The quick answer: Sorry, this is not yet possible. We receive requests on occasion where users have limited public IP space and have worked around that by placing different servers behind the same IP, but using different ports. For example, Server A might have the IP 126.96.36.199 with a service on port 81. Server B […]
Yes, the Total Uptime cloud load balancer can distribute traffic to traditional FTP servers. To properly configure FTP for the highest possible throughput, there are only a few steps you need to follow. Configure your server to allow all TCP traffic from our load balancer IP addresses. You can find a list of IP addresses […]
If you have a Windows machine, temporarily adding a line to the hosts file is the easiest way to test a DNS change before actually making it live. This article outlines the steps you can perform to test. The location of the Hosts file can usually be found in %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\ where %systemroot% is usually C:\windows, […]
What IP address(es) do your cloud nodes/POPs connect/proxy from? Where can I get a list of these IP addresses?
When the Cloud Load Balancer or WAF connects to your server or device to send traffic, it typically uses a proxy IP address tied to that region. This is by design to ensure that return traffic comes back through that region so it can be sent back to the end-user/client while maintaining session management/state awareness, […]
On occasion we receive a request seeking assistance creating monitors to determine the availability of Microsoft Exchange, such as Internet-facing ActiveSync or OWA. After helping many customers, we have determined what works well, and what doesn’t work at all. Here are our tried and true suggestions for reliably monitoring your Exchange environment Exchange 2010 Exchange […]
How do I extract the SSL certificate from Microsoft IIS so it can be imported into the interface and used in Cloud Load Balancing.
There are a few steps involved to successfully export SSL certificates from Microsoft IIS. Essentially, it needs to be exported, run through openssl to separate the key from the cert and split into two files. The two files can then be loaded into the interface. If you already have a key and cert file because […]
If you’re like many of our clients, you not only want to retrieve the original client IP for your web server logs, but you want to use them in code as well… for example, to track invalid login attempts, or record the IP in a database for online payments etc. (NOTE: If you need the […]
The server “weight” select menu shown at the far right of your server or device within a Server Group allows you to adjust how traffic is distributed by the load balancer when you have two or more devices in a configuration. In essence, the higher the number, the heavier the weight, and the more traffic […]
You can obtain IPv4 and IPv6 addresses by going to the ACCOUNT section in the upper-right corner of the portal, and then selecting the IP ADDRESSES tab. From there you can choose one or more available IP addresses to add to your account for use when publishing an ALF Pack (configuration). IP Addresses are available […]