WordPress mirror – Your insurance against server failures
A server failure often comes unexpected. DOS attacks, network connectivity problems, hard disk crashes, etc. can lead to websites being inaccessible, causing business downtime.
In WordPress hosting, customers expect high uptime for their sites. We help VPS/server owners and cloud hosting providers provide the guaranteed uptime for websites by setting up Wordpress mirroring.
Mirroring is the process of creating and maintaining identical websites, ideally in two different servers, to ensure that the business is not affected even in case of server failures.
At Bobcares, we configure WordPress mirror sites as a part of our 24/7 Proactive Server Management services. It involves 2 activities:
24/7 server monitoring
Our experts monitor critical server metrics such as disk usage and server load round the clock. When we detect an anomaly, like high CPU load, we immediately login to the server, kill abusive processes, and prevent a server crash.
Setting up and maintaining WordPress mirrors
Duplicate or mirror WordPress sites are created and maintained for the customers. When a server crash or network issue occurs, our expert team immediately initiates the fail-over process to prevent website downtime.
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How to setup WordPress mirror sites
Mirroring WordPress sites involves keeping two WordPress blogs in two different servers, in sync with each other. The data that is stored in the WordPress database and files should be maintained up-to-date among them.
With this mirroring setup, when a post in the blog is updated, the changes would reflect in both the sites. But, there are a few key points to keep in mind before setting up the mirror.
a. WordPress sites store data in database and files. Both these data should be copied over for successful mirroring.
b. The website URL plays a very important role, and it has to be updated correctly in the database entries, for the website to work.
There are two types of mirroring – one-way and two-way. In former, a backup website is setup and the WordPress site contents are copied over from the original site to backup site.
In two-way mirroring, there are simultaneous updates in both the websites, to keep them in sync. We accomplish this using the same database in both sites or using MySQL replication, along with a fail-over webserver.
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Here we’ll discuss a step-by-step process to mirror the WordPress websites.
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