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Dev Enviornment to Live Two Accounts One Server

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by sgluskin, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. sgluskin

    sgluskin Registered

    Mar 31, 2011
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    I'm building an upgrade for on a new cPanel account at exists as account exam. is at account devexam. uses the shared IP. uses a unique IP.

    Both of these cPanel accounts are on the same server.

    I'm ready for the dev site to go live and I'm having trouble figuring out how to do it.

    The nameservers are remote. I've added the nameserver ip at /etc/ips.remotedns (I used WHM interface to do that).

    However, I cannot add on as an alias domain to because I get an error about already in Apache config.

    I've thought of two solutions:
    Solution One
    a. Point to new IP address at nameserver dns
    b. Terminate cPanel account with
    c. Add alias domain to account

    Solution Two
    a. Migrate to a different server
    b. Add alias domain to account
    c. Point to new IP address at nameserver dns

    Any better ways to do this?

  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    Either method is suitable, but you can also use the "Modify an Account" option in WHM after terminating the existing account for "" so it's simply renamed instead of adding the parked domain:

    Modify an Account - Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    Thank you.

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