Cannot get cpanel DNSOnly working for the life of me

ilikewesties

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I just purchased a VPS which came with 1 IP address. I was able to SSH in and install cpanel DNSonly and that's where my installation stopped.

Visiting the server's IP address brings up an apache test page, but trying to log into cpanel, I cannot connect. Chrome says "this webpage is not available" and gives the error:
The webpage at https://xx.xx.xx.xxx:2087/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Error code: ERR_TUNNEL_CONNECTION_FAILED
I've spent hours googling and can't figure it out. I've checked firewall and selinux, and can ping the server.

Also, while I'm posting this - I currently have 1 cpanel server running that is hostname.mydomain.com and has ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com - i'm trying to create dnsonly.mydomain.com to cluster with hostname.mydomain.com - will this work? If that doesn't make sense, I'm trying to cluster 1 cPanel web server with 1 DNSOnly server - the main reason is so my google apps e-mail will continue to work when the cpanel server blows up.

Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

1. Do you have any firewall rules on your local machine or router that could be blocking access to port 2087? Are you able to access port 2087 on other machines?

2. Yes, it's acceptable to setup a DNS cluster with one hosting server and one cPanel DNS-Only server. The following document explains the best practices when configuring a cluster:

cPanel - Guide to DNS Clustering

Thank you.
 

ilikewesties

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I don't know what happened, it just started magically working.

To answer your question though - I was able to access WHM on my cpanel server just fine using the same ports. I don't know what the issue was.