The eCluster Global Clustering Technology delivers both Layer 3 and Layer 7 server load balancing and fail-safe capability for UNIX, including BSD, SUN, LINUX, and Windows NT/2000/3003, with multiple algorithms and rules. It delivers high availability, redundancy, scalability, security with SSL, and flexibility. eCluster is able to detect server load conditions and recover hardware and software failures to enable fast and continuous Internet network services. It is designed to cluster Internet and/or intranet servers into Cluster Domains and Cluster Groups. Unlimited number of Cluster Domains and Cluster Groups is supported, where load balancing, fail-safe, and file system clustering is made possible among all cluster nodes. With eCluster, ISPs may also load balance and fail-safe for their customer among several geographical locations internationally.