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Bulk Load In of many domains possible?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SteveInSpain, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. SteveInSpain

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    Hello all:

    I am a complete newb to the forum and this is my first post.

    I am also not an über-techie, so please bear this in mind...I am just the business owner and marketing guy, but I am doing some preliminary research in finalising my business plan and spec before turning it over to my developers.

    I manage a network of many domains that are currently parked; but I will be moving them to my own dedicated server shortly. cPanel and it's family of related products, WHM Admin and 3rd party WHMCS are perfect for my business objectives. Kudos to all.

    However, I am wrangling with my developers over several issues:

    1. We will be building and managing our websites using Drupal as the CMS. This is somewhat irrelevant except when it comes to communication with the server over the status of the domains in the portfolio.

    2. The real biggie is how do we load in a very large number of domains into cPanel, for server management? There are thousands of domains, and to set each one up one-by-one will be a monster chore, and kinda expensive with the developer's clock ticking.

    I should mention that each of these domains will only be one-page landing websites, not full fledged multi-page, deep, sites.

    3. Is there some method available to do a bulk load in and auto configure of all of these domains?

    4. Are there hooks or APIs available to communicate very basic data back and forth to the Drupal instance?

    5. My portfolio is organised into functional business groups. I believe I can set up groups in cPanel, as if they are client groups — even though I will not be using this function as such. Again, if I add, delete or modify a domain's group placement, can this be communicated between cPanel and Drupal CMS...or must I do it manually?

    6. Is it most efficient to set up the domains on the server first, and then export a list to Drupal, or visa versa?

    7. Finally, is there a developer's wiki or manual localised in Russian? My developers speak and function in English, but I'm sure they'd rather go through the technical stuff in their native language. I know I would.

    N.B. I realise that you cannot address the Drupal side of the equation, but I do need to know the capabilities of cPanel, so I can report back to my developers and then we can make intelligent development decisions.

    Also, many thanks in advance for any assistance. If you hadn't created such a great product, I wouldn't be putting so much effort into trying to make it work for my implementation!

    ADDED: I might as well ask this as well. My developers have confessed that they are really Drupal experts and have only a working knowledge of cPanel. Reading between the lines, I know that they have used cPanel to set up clients' websites in a shared hosting environment, where cPanel is used. But they've never really worked with an entire dedicated server set up. So, is there a resource for cPanel experts, one of whom I can engage to help me work out the above requirements? In this instance, I'm not looking for a freebie, this would be a paid gig. Thanks

    All the best,

    Steve
     
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  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    It sounds like you will just be parking many domains on a single cPanel account. You can do this via our APIs, we even have a SDK your developers can download to make their task easier. All of this is available at Developer Resources

    The APIs are the method for doing this.

    Yes, you can also use hooks which are documented at Developer Resources as well.

     
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