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Question: Setting Up Private Name Servers using one domain & 2 servers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by maxdown, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. maxdown

    maxdown Registered

    Jun 6, 2005
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    There are probably answers to this problem somewhere within these forums, but searching has brought up confusing scraps and outdated info especially the WHM set up functions - the menu items seem to have changed. I'm currently using WHM 10.8.0 cPanel 10.9.0-C94.

    I'm migrating from Ensim server .... so unfamiliar with the WHM/CPanel way ...

    My requirement is to use a single registered domain to provide 4 name servers over 2 CPanel servers.

    So, my domain '' has been registered at registrar and been set up to be nameserver using ns1 - ns4 range.

    For the exercise let's say Server 1 at my Data Centre has IPs (Main IP)

    Server 2 at my Data Centre has IPs (Main IP)

    My nameservers are then set at registrar to be: - - - -

    On Server 1 I want to set up the main web site and other virtual hosts using nameservers &

    On Server 2 I want to set up more virtual sites using nameservers &

    So - is anybody brave enough to put forward the definitive 'modernised' set up guide for this that gives an error free dnsreport from
  2. jayh38

    jayh38 Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2006
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    You may want to look into dns clustering.
    #2 jayh38, Dec 6, 2006
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2006
  3. SoftDux

    SoftDux Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2006
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    Johannesburg, South Africa
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    If this can be done with DNS Clustering, does anyone know if I could use one main server and one secondary server to setup the DNS entries, and let the other server(s) grab the domain names & server IP's from the two main servers?

    I have a cPanel & a Plesk server, can this be done?

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