Lamb Host

May 29, 2013
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator

I am going to be setting up a VPS node with KVM.

Here's my concern:

My DNS will not be on the node itself. I have three CPanel dnsonly VPSs with ns1-ns3.

So the node will need to cluster with those right? In order to be found?

So how do I do this? I don't think you install CPanel on the node itself, since it'd be a waste of a license. But how do I cluster with my nameservers so that I can reach the node, such as to control the VPSs and such? Otherwise how will it resolve?

I hope this makes sense.


Well-Known Member
Apr 27, 2006
Disillusioned in England
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
This is somewhat getting into network design, i.e in how your node will be accessible (or not) from the wider internet is a concern from various pov including security. There is no need to run a dns server (cPanel) directly on the host node and this is in fact probably highly inadvisable, you can simply point a dns record to it from your dns infrastructure if you want one for the purposes of more easily accessing it's IP for management.


Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
Hello :)

DNS is not required on your VPS node because it only has to be accessed over it's IP address. If you want to access it via a hostname, you can add a DNS entry for it on one of the individual cPanel servers. The DNS for the individual cPanel servers can be handled by the DNS-Only servers that you configure after you enable clustering:

cPanel - Configure Cluster

Thank you.