How to mirror qmailrocks.org
I am pleased to present the qmailrocks.org mirroring project. I have made mirroring this website very easy, and entirely automated once you have done the initial setup. Anyone may freely mirror this site, but if you want your mirror listed on this site you will need to let me know via the form at the bottom of this page.
Before we get into how to mirror qmailrocks.org, you need to make sure that you and your server meet the following requirements:
1. You must have a *nix based server available to you. A dedicated server is the best scenario.
2. The server must be running Apache. You can use Apache 1 or 2. It doesn't matter.
3. The server must have php installed and running. Anything of 4.x or higher should do fine.
4. Your server must have rsync installed and ready to use.
5. You MUST have a good understanding of general server administration and the Apache webserver. You will probably want to have a basic understanding of rsync and of php. I WILL NOT hold your hand through the mirroring process, so if you are a newbie you're on your own. The mirror process works, so if you run into problems, you're doing something wrong.
6. Your server must be a fulltime machine which is up and running at all times. Servers running off a home dsl or cable connection are frowned upon.
7. Once your mirror site is up and running, if you would like it listed on this site you MUST let me know via the form at the bottom of this page. Mirrors not listed on this site are not official mirrors.
8. I will routinely test all mirrors for connectivity and responsiveness. Habitual downtime for a mirror site may result in that mirror being removed from the mirror list.
9. Bandwidth requirements - The badwidth needs should be pretty light. The initial rsync of the site is around 40mb, but each re-sunc after that will only update files that have changed.
When setting up a qmailrocks.org mirror site, there are 2 scenarios which will determine the name of your mirror site. Which one you choose is up to you. By name, I mean the "ServerName" value that is assigned to your mirror and therefore the public URL for your mirror.
Scenario 1 - Name the mirror own your own
In this scenario, you would name your mirror whatever you want. All you need to do, if you want to be listed, is let me know what that address is. For example, if I owned the domain whatever.com, I could simply create a qmailrocks.org mirror at http://qmr.whatever.com. Make sense? Easy.
Scenario 2 - You would like a "qmailrocks.org" associated address for your mirror
In this alternative scenario, once your mirror us up and running you can ask me to create a "qmailrocks.org" address that points to your mirror. For example, if you started a mirror site in France, I will consider creating a record on the qmailrocks.org nameserver to point to your mirror. Such an address might be http://fr.mirror.qmailrocks.org. I will determine the naming convention for your mirror, so all you have to do is ask me to do it via the form at the end of this page.
Addional note: I do currently own several foreitgn TLD's for qmailrocks. In some cases, I will want to point a full TLD to your mirror. For example, if your mirror is in the Netherlands I may want to point http://www.qmailrocks.nl to your mirror. Wow!
Now, let's get on with the mirroring process! Simply follow the direction below. Again, don't ask me to walk you through this process. If you don't know what you're doing, don't do it.
If you would like your mirror listed on this website or if you would like a "qmailrocks.org" address for your mirror, fill out the form below...
This mirror last modified: Thursday, August 9th, 2012 16:01:34 CEST