Implement an HTTP to HTTPS redirect

If you’re looking to implement an HTTP to HTTPS (SSL) redirect for your web application, you can now enable a feature directly on the load balancer instead of configuring it on your server. This significantly improves redirect performance and reduces the load on your servers. To implement this change, you must be on the main […]

Reroute or redirect IP traffic from one data center to another for disaster recovery

Many organizations have a business continuity or disaster recovery plan and have even implemented multi-data center redundancy with servers and other critical infrastructure at a separate location to that of their primary site. But the challenge every organization faces is how to easily and seamlessly redirect traffic from one site to another when disaster strikes. […]

What’s the difference between a CNAME and a Web Redirect?

In this KB article we’ll address a common question we receive about the difference between a CNAME and a Web Redirect (also referred to as a URL redirect). Both serve entirely unique purposes, so it is important to understand the differences so you know which to use at the right time. First about CNAME records […]

Do you offer web redirects?

Yes, our Cloud DNS service does offer a web redirect record type that is unique to Total Uptime. When creating a new record type, choose “web redirects” at the very bottom of the select list. This record type will allow you to create a record that forwards to any URL you enter. For example, you […]

Software Defined Networking: The Speed of Software

Imagine that you are a data packet. You have information to deliver, and you’re anxious to get started. Here you are at your source network device, and you look out on the vast network of switches, routers, and other machines. But where do you go? You look down and see that you’ve been given a […]

Creating a Maintenance Page for Site Uptime

There are times when your website must be taken down for routine maintenance or, in the event of a catastrophic failure of all your servers, must be restored from backup. In either event, a maintenance page is necessary to inform your customers of the reason the site is down and when you expect it to […]

What is an Application Delivery Controller?

Just when you think you have a good handle on the key technologies on the market, they come up with something new. If you’ve been told that you need to look at putting in an application delivery controller (ADC), read on. Glorified Load Balancer? To get to the heart of the matter, we need to […]

Controlling Your Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Abstract The only constant in information technology is change. Technical pioneers continue to come up with new ways of doing things. The latest developments in IT infrastructure, as demonstrated in industry studies, include an increased adoption of hybrid cloud computing. With that trend comes a greater need to find ways to control a widely distributed […]

What Went Down in 2018

Despite whatever bad news you read in this article, we encourage you to remain positive. It’s just human nature to have a curious interest in the calamities of others. So if that’s what gives you your kicks, feel free to enjoy our 2nd annual dispatch on some of the most interesting outages of the past […]

Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity

Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Solutions High Availability is attainable for business of any size. We make it easy to redirect visitors and clients from one location to another. As more and more enterprises, their clients and end-users classify applications as “mission-critical”, the financial risks associated with system downtime continue to escalate. In May 2013, […]