Server placement

Last updated: December 2022

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Enhance includes advanced server placement logic to ensure you can make best use of your infrastructure. The logic affects the placement of websites when they are created, it does not affect existing websites.

Configure server placement

To configure primary server placement logic:

  1. Click 'Settings' in the left hand menu
  2. Visit 'Platform settings' and scroll to 'Server placement'
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ℹ️ In all cases, server roles which are disabled will be ignored and websites will not be placed on them.

Server selection method explained:

Least load
will place each role for the website on the server with the lowest historic load average, provided that server is up.

Least websites
will place each role on the server with the least websites currently mapped to it, provided that server is up. If you are gradually scaling your cluster, this is probably the best option as newly added servers will receive all new websites until they reach the usage level of your existing servers.

will select a server at random for placement of websites. If you deploy a large cluster all at once you may wish to use this option as it will give the most even distribution of websites.

When a server is full, you can disable its roles to prevent any new placements under this logic.

ℹ️ You can migrate websites to another server at any time by clicking move server in the main menu.

Server placement rules are overridden by plan server groups and subscription dedicated servers.

Force server placement

It is possible to overide your primary server placement logic. This can be done at the point of creating a website.

ℹ️ This functionality is only available to the master organisation. Resellers and End users have no control over server placement, websites added by them will be placed according to the primary server placement logic.

To override the primary server placement logic:

  1. Click 'Websites' in the left hand menu
  2. Select 'Add website
  3. Scroll to 'Server placement'. Here you can select your chosen server locations

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