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Recommended DNS setup

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by TMM, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. TMM

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    Hi,

    We have just set up a new WHM/Cpanel server, and need to set up DNS servers for reliability and speed.

    We do have 2 IPs pointing at the box, and it seems to be more or less standard practice to use ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com, both located on the very same server.

    However, I presume it would be better to have at least one DNS server in another location. What would you recommend?

    Regards,

    TMM
     
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    For reliability we run our 2nd and 4th nameserver on another box (a cheap VPS box) in case named is down or flooded, but for a few years we did just run it on one server.
     
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    Hi,

    Does one have to use the clustering feature in order to do this, or can one simply set up a slave DNS outside of using Cpanel?
     
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    While it's possible to run both on one server i really wouldn't recommend it.

    The only experience i have is with using the free DNS-only WHM product which does the job fine, but i imagine that you could run the secondard DNS server without it.
     
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