DNS Failover Service

Achieve 100% application availability with Total Uptime's DNS Failover Service

Total Uptime Technologies’ highly acclaimed automatic DNS failover solution ensures your public-facing servers and applications are always available. We monitor your mission critical servers from multiple geographically dispersed nodes. You specify how many nodes must agree that your server is unavailable, and we will automatically change your DNS records to reroute traffic to pre-defined servers, eliminating downtime for your customers. This unique methodology ensures that your servers are always available, 100% of the time.

Infographic: How DNS Failover works


Monitors Servers While You Sleep

Our DNS failover system monitors your servers while you sleep, so you can ignore those midnight text messages knowing that everything will failover automatically during an outage.

Does Your Work for You

In the event of an outage, DNS Failover automatically updates DNS and redirects visitors to the next running server. Nobody will know there was a problem, and you can go to Starbucks.

Makes You the IT Hero

When CEOs and customers no longer see websites that are offline, you become the hero and your stress level goes down. You might be given a cool red cape to wear around the office.

Boosts Your Bottom Line

It's a proven fact that when your site is down, people can’t find you. That means no purchases and, even worse, lost confidence in your company or brand! Uptime always = better returns.


Super Easy 5-minute Setup

Get DNS Failover up and running quickly in just 5 minutes. You don’t even have to change where your DNS is hosted if you don’t want to — we’ll show you how.

Self-Service Web Console

You have full access to manage the entire DNS Failover solution using our super simple and always-available web-based management interface.

24 x Forever Support

We succeed only when you succeed. That’s why we offer unlimited 24/7 support via email, chat and telephone. We’re here when you need us and we want to help!

100% Uptime Cloud Platform

Because our DNS Failover service is designed to run in the cloud, you never need to worry about OUR outages. We’ve designed it for 100% uptime and back that up with an aggressive SLA.

DNS Failover is very simple to use and manage

We’ve created an extremely easy-to-use web-based management portal, so you can configure and tweak your settings all night long. We give you full control to log-in and make changes whenever you want, ensuring your servers are available 24/7.

Watch this quick video and configure failover in 2 minutes!

A Deeper Look at DNS Failover

How DNS Failover Works

Want to quickly understand how DNS Failover works? We’ve created an infographic that explains it in a few simple steps… plus a detailed look at our user interface!

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A DNS Failover Service – Is it right for you?

Over the years, DNS Failover has become a very popular service primarily due to the fact that it is relatively inexpensive and fairly easy to deploy and manage. But is it the right solution for your organization?

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Failover Design: DNS Failover vs. Cloud Failover

In this blog post, we discuss the differences between DNS Failover and Cloud Failover. We define the two solutions so you can better understand the pros and cons of each for your particular implementation.

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DNS Failover is a feature of our Cloud DNS Service. From $39/month for 10 Failover pools.
Learn more about this service, our cloud platform, intuitive web-based management interface, pricing, 24x7 support and more by visiting our Cloud DNS overview page.