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== Definition ==
A '''mirror site''' is an exact copy of a [[website]] that resides on a different [[server]], uses a separate [[communications line and has a separate [[Internet address]]. It is used to provide [[redundancy]] and to provide faster access to popular [[website]]s.
 
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A '''mirror site''' is an exact copy of a [[website]] that resides on a different [[server]], uses a separate [[communications line and has a separate [[Internet address]]. It is used to provide [[redundancy]] and to provide faster access to popular [[website]]s.
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== Overview ==
   
 
Mirror sites divert some of the [[traffic]] from the original [[site]]. It's not unusual to find a dozen or more mirrors of busy [[ftp]] sites.
 
Mirror sites divert some of the [[traffic]] from the original [[site]]. It's not unusual to find a dozen or more mirrors of busy [[ftp]] sites.
 
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Revision as of 03:37, 16 October 2010

Definition

A mirror site is an exact copy of a website that resides on a different server, uses a separate [[communications line and has a separate Internet address. It is used to provide redundancy and to provide faster access to popular websites.

Overview

Mirror sites divert some of the traffic from the original site. It's not unusual to find a dozen or more mirrors of busy ftp sites.