Round Robin is a load balancing configuration that allows you to distribute web traffic evenly across servers. This is achieved by creating multiple records with the same name. In Constellix, you need only add additional endpoints to one record. This still creates a record for each IP/host but keeps everything in one place. For example purposes, we will be using an A record, but the steps apply to AAAA and ANAME record types as well.
The Round Robin technique is used to cycle traffic loads evenly among servers. This ensures that no single resource is overloaded. Because multiple servers share your website’s traffic load, your network’s speed and performance are also improved.
To learn more about load balancing, use cases, and to view video tutorials visit our DNS Load Balancing page.
A. Name: Enter the hostname for the record. To set the record for the root domain (@), leave this field blank.
B. TTL: Time to live (measured in seconds) determines how long a record is cached in nameservers. Visit our What is TTL resource for more information and best practices for TTLs.
C. Disable Record: This option allows you to remove records from our nameservers without removing the record configuration in the Constellix DNS control panel. See our Disabling a Record tutorial for more information.
D. IP: Enter the IP addresses for your Round Robin configuration. To add additional IPs to your configuration, click the gray +Add Another IP button (you can use up to 255 IPs).
E. Notes: The note section lets you add important details and keywords so you can easily search for specific records later (optional, but recommended).
F. Save: If you need to add an additional A record, tap the green Save and Continue button, otherwise, click on Save and Close.
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