DR1.com server capacity during storm

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I've heard about dr1.com site capacity issues in the past, especially during hurricane/storm.

We should not have any issue, it's running on a different system, and we have the power to quickly (like 5 minutes within making the decision) double / quadruple (or more) capacity to meet surge in traffic demands.
 

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I've heard about dr1.com site capacity issues in the past, especially during hurricane/storm.

We should not have any issue, it's running on a different system, and we have the power to quickly (like 5 minutes within making the decision) double / quadruple (or more) capacity to meet surge in traffic demands.
Never heard of this issue. Could be:
1. Local power is out so can't connect.
2. Local internet is out so... can't conect.
3. See 1 and 2. Both out.
 

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it was before me, i don't know the specifics - but i know the previous system would take like a week to upgrade. The way it is set up now it can be scaled up within minutes.
 
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I've heard about dr1.com site capacity issues in the past, especially during hurricane/storm.

We should not have any issue, it's running on a different system, and we have the power to quickly (like 5 minutes within making the decision) double / quadruple (or more) capacity to meet surge in traffic demands.
Do you have backup and 2nd DNS server and use Cloudflare? If you do, you are all set.
 

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Do you have backup and 2nd DNS server and use Cloudflare? If you do, you are all set.
I run four DNS servers. I started doing my own DNS in the 1990's when companies wanted $25 per domain for DNS. I was determined not to pay that crazy fee! I only run primary servers, i don't run slave servers, it's a waste of time configuring zone transfers and a bunch of network chatter. But I use Postgres db servers with streaming updates so I can do an update to all servers in about 5 seconds. I run short TTL in case I have to switch networks in a hurry, which has happened a few times in the past 20 something years. But today it's probably not likely to happen. Not a fan of cloudflare. This site used to be behind cloudflare a couple years ago, I had it on one of their competitors for several months but users were complaining about captchas and then sporadic unexplained downtime caused by the provider.
 

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I run four DNS servers. I started doing my own DNS in the 1990's when companies wanted $25 per domain for DNS. I was determined not to pay that crazy fee! I only run primary servers, i don't run slave servers, it's a waste of time configuring zone transfers and a bunch of network chatter. But I use Postgres db servers with streaming updates so I can do an update to all servers in about 5 seconds. I run short TTL in case I have to switch networks in a hurry, which has happened a few times in the past 20 something years. But today it's probably not likely to happen. Not a fan of cloudflare. This site used to be behind cloudflare a couple years ago, I had it on one of their competitors for several months but users were complaining about captchas and then sporadic unexplained downtime caused by the provider.
Cool. I used run many servers, 100+ of them and ran my own DNS network and it was fun. $25? I though it was $45-50 way back in old days, remember Network Solutions? That is where I started with. I'm glad you have it all squared away. I usually run a server in US with at least 3-4 servers worldwide with DNS Clustering and Mapping and Load Balancing, it works well if first server is down. But with today technology, we are better off but you never know.