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cpanel dns only installation

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by allwebnow, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. allwebnow

    allwebnow Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2007
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    3 questions:

    1. Does cpanel dns only require that you have 2 hard drives installed on the machine? ie. one for production and one for backup? I mean this is only for a dns server for managing multiple cpanel servers. So, it won't have any accounts to backup but I didn't know if there was some other form of backup that it required. Basically I'm totally new to cpanel dns only and wanted to know how to install it correctly the first time so it's right. I'll be using centos 5.0.

    2. Does cpanel dns truly allow for your client's domains to have the capabilities for them to use only one name server at their registrar regardless of what machine they're on?

    3. Does cpanel dns have dns forwarding so if a server fails locally it can forward to a working vps or the like at another datacenter?
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

    Nov 29, 2006
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    cPanel DNS Only doesn't require 2 hard drive. However, it is generally considered good practice to store backups on a second physical disk.

    cPanel DNS Only is designed for DNS Clustering rather than centralized DNS. As a result, I would recommend using the nameservers provided by the cPanel/WHM server to be the nameservers used at the registrar.

    It is my understanding that DNS Only clusters are redundant. If the cPanel/WHM server fails, the DNS-Only server will remain online to handle DNS requests.

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