VPS with failover / Advice needed

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Hi all, new member here…

We host a number of websites with varying levels of traffic, about 15 site in total. My current setup is two x Linux VPS, via two difference companies. Both are pretty low spec setups (mysql, php, nginx), and i’m not really having any performance issues on either, although do have a few new sites to go live soon.

My issue is with downtime. I’ve experienced some downtime with one of the hosts, and it causes us issues as company when our clients sites go down (obviously)…

I like the idea of having everything load balanced, or at least with a failover should one of them not be responding. My question is, whats the best way to go about this…

Should i get a third VPS, point all my domains there, and set it up to look between the two VPS servers and send traffic to the best resource? Is there any point having a load balanced or failover situation with different hosts like this? What are the performance implications with them not being in the same network?

In an ideal world, I’d have 2/3 VPS all mirroring each other (would mirroring between different hosts cause problems or effect performance?), and then have a load balancer of some kind to fire traffic around the ‘farm’…

That would still leave me open to the load balancer going down, so is there anything else anyone can suggest?

Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

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