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Discussion in 'Database Discussions' started by cetterra, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. cetterra

    cetterra Member

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    Hi there...

    I am completely new to CPanel and I have some newbie questions.

    Today I have a decentralized provider. I have 3 mail services, one for POP3/IMAP(dovecot) and Auth SMTP (postfix), other two servers for MX (postfix, anti-spam, anti-virus and personal scripts). I have 2 web servers, one windows and other linux) I have a dedicated mysql server for my clients, two dns servers and a NAS storage.

    Everything here is integrated into mysql database. I manage everything including and updating database rows. But we don't have a Control Center like CPanel, thats why we are studying CPanel.

    After some reading about, I noticed that CPanel manage everything into a single server. It is possible to separe the services into different servers? I saw something about clustering in the docs. How this works?

    Is it possible to CPanel to integrate with my running services or I have to start everything from zero?

    That DVD Quickinstall already installs CPanel or just the minimum OS for installing the product?

    Thanks for your time!
     
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    cPanel supports DNS clustering and remote MySQL. The quick install DVD from cPanel installs the minimum needed OS, and after reboot installs cPanel (if I recall correctly).

    Separate mail/webservers aren't supported as of yet. There are some posts around the forum about clustering, personally I haven't tried anything other than DNS clustering and remote MySQL once (Don't use it exclusively).
     
  3. cetterra

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    Thanks for the answering.

    So, how can I work with a scalable infrastructure?
    With this limitations I thought in adopt "Different users on different servers".

    Are there any projects on cpanel product to turn it more scalable, by the official developers?

    How DNS Clustering works? I need to install CPanel in two servers or just the bind service?

    Thanks
     
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    The DNS cluster will allow all servers to indeed share the common dns zones databases
    thus allowing for each to work together.

    Here are the steps to configure DNS clustering:

    1 To access the Cluster / Remote Access Menu, click on Cluster / Remote Access, on the main screen of your WebHost Manager interface.

    2 Click on Configure Cluster

    3 To enable DNS clustering, click the tick box next to Enable Dns Clustering, and then click on Change.

    4 Then type the IP address of a server you wish to add to the cluster in the blank field next to Server IP Address.

    5 Click on Configure.

    6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 as necessary.

    I think you do not need to install Cpanel on second server. Just install bind on second server.
     
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