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configuring a cPanel DNSonly

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by nicklas, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. nicklas

    nicklas Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I have some question regards configuring a cPanel DNSonly
    server. What I have done so far is that I have a VPS in an other DC, in an other country then were my servers are. cPanel DNSonly is installed and right now I am wondering have I done it all in a proper/correct way and how can I test it to see if it will work without bringing server down of course :)

    I made all servers in the cluster on the DNSonly server the DNS role to Standalone, is that ok, and if not why???
    Will the DNSonly server then operate as the backup? On the dedicated server side I added it in the cluster and told it to synchronise changes. So I assume the dedicated server will send changes to the DNSonly server, is that correct?

    If I make all servers on the DNSonly (VPS) instead of Standalone to status: Synchronize changes, will all servers get from each other as will in that cluster all the zonefiles?

    Can I change the second name server of each dedicated server to point to the main IP of the DNSonly server? the VPS main IP.

    What can I do to test it for correct working?

    Is it a good thing to have a second VPs geographic other side of world to do the same with, will that help in more reliable dns and even faster to find websites for my customers?

    Thanks
     
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    nicklas Well-Known Member

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    No one, is this not in use anywere?
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Many customers use cPanel DNS Only, however it tends to more often be used in eccentric setups than not. I would recommend consulting a technical analysts who can assist you with setting up a cPanel DNS cluster in a way that would suit your needs best: http://tickets.cpanel.net/submit
     
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