Load balancing and failover


#1

I have two questions:

  1. Load balancing is usage based by number of DNS requests. If the TTL is set to 1 hour and a visitor accesses my website multiple times (makes multiple requests) within 1 hour, does this mean I’m only charged once for the load balancing?

Assuming the above is correct:

  1. If my server breaks down after 30 minutes of the aforementioned visitor’s access to my website, does this mean the visitor’s requests during the next 30 minutes will be sent to the broken server? Or will the failover mechanism send the requests to a working server? If sent to a working server, how does this work when only a single DNS request was made during the 1 hour?

Thanks. :slight_smile: