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is it possible to run cpanel without a DNS server

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by mambomouth, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. mambomouth

    mambomouth Member

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    Hello all,

    I was wondering if it is possible to have Cpanel run without a DNS server services?

    Meaning I currently have a server set up and it is my DNS server and Web server same box.

    ns1.myDomain.com
    ns2.myDomian.com

    same box which points to www.mydomain.com
    www.otherDomains.com

    So I want to do is to stop using my Web server as a DNS server.
    And point to my websites from my registrars DNS server.

    So is it possible to downgrade Cpanel DNS services?
    And if how?
     
  2. MaraBlue

    MaraBlue Well-Known Member

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    It is. And after dealing with a broken named/DNS for the last 6 hours, it's like you're reading my mind.

    Unfortunately, my mind is Jell-O right now, but when I can write out or find step-by-step instructions, I'll pass them along to you here.
     
  3. mambomouth

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    Thanks that would be great.
    Sorry about your DNS issues I have been there.

    Cheers,
    Brian
     
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    Thanks Brian :)

    I asked a cPanel tech about running DNS externally, and he said it's possible but not advisable, as it renders a lot of WHM's automation useless...which is not a good thing.

    In my case at least, I think the solution is backup DNS. I had it setup on 2 domains on the server (my business one and my personal one), and it kept mail/http/ftp running, while everyone else's was down, even with named fubared.

    I've been meaning to add it server-wide to all clients, just hadn't gotten to it yet.

    So....keep BIND, but set up a back up :)
     
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