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Does cPanel handle my DNS

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by rlischer, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. rlischer

    rlischer Registered

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    I am thinking of buying cPanel and I was wondering when they install it on my server(s) will they setup DNS for me? I am guessing I will need more than one server to handle DNS1, DNS2, web, ftp, mail etc.....

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    Yes cPanel handles DNS for you and will actually manage most functions automatically such as DNS zone creations for domains when you create hosting accounts.

    There is also a full editor, MX changer, and other functions to make custom modifications of DNS settings for domains you host.

    No, you DO NOT NEED multiple servers and many hosts actually run both NS1 and NS2 from the same server (which is incidentally the default) although Cpanel does support more advanced DNS clustering configurations if you do have multiple servers. Servers with Cpanel installed also have FTP, Mail, Mailing List, Apache Web Server, and basically everything you need to run a hosting service already installed on the single server machine. You do not need separate server machines for each service! ;)

    One single machine with Cpanel is all you really need to get started!

    As you expand and have more accounts, you might consider getting additional machines or perhaps adding on clustering or mirroring as you grow but there is no reason to do so until you reach the point where you really need it. A single server will do everything that you ask and more by itself
     
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    Janak Well-Known Member

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    Yes, most of the hosting providers run their shared server with all the services (FTP, DNS, web service, Email service) in a single server. It is a better idea indeed.
     
  4. rlischer

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    Thanks for the reply. I have used cPanel and WHM for many years. My main concern is they claim to install cPanel for you when you buy it. So if I point them to my server IP with root access are they going to install all the required software Apache/Sendmail/Named to get cPanel working? I know how to use cPanel I have just never set up a linux server from scratch.

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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Are you referring to the free installation service cPanel, Inc offers or are you using the services of another cPanel license provider?
     
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