Ok new idea here.. (I enjoy just "playing" with things to see if and how they work)
ok here is the senerio...
I wanted to host a few websites on a local dedicated server... I've seen VMWare (too expensive).. and heard of ubuntu doing virtuilaztion. The question I have is... if I creat a web server...is their a way to have a second one running along side it to pickup if the first fails, complete with all databases, files, ect... The idea here as you ahve guesed is to have a second server pickup if the first fails. I'm not above reading documentation and learning my way through it if someone can point me in the right direction.