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Globule User Manual

Berry van Halderen   Guillaume Pierre

Version 1.3.1

Abstract: Globule is a module for the Apache Web server that allows to replicate Web sites across multiple servers potentially located worldwide. This improves the site's performance, maintains the site available to its clients even if some servers are down, and to a certain extent it allows to resist to flash crowds.

A site owner must only define on which server(s) the site should be replicated. Globule handles the replication automatically. It also monitors the status of servers, so that it can automatically and transparently redirect Web clients to one of the available replicas.

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February 27, 2006

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