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Thread: How do we create a page similar to Twitter's Fail Whale?

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    How do we create a page similar to Twitter's Fail Whale?

    When my site is down, how I display an error page rather than a white screen? Do I need backup servers or something?

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    Are we talking about a 404 or 505 here?

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    here is what I think your talking about.

    http://www.elated.com/articles/makin...om-error-page/

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    When Twitter's resources are running low due to high traffic, the fail whale is displayed.

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    Sounds like a 500 page.

    I guess you could make a page that runs a job on the server to output to some language that the load is high. Would therefore add more load which makes me believe its a 500 page.

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