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Setting up DNS Cluster

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by W_Hosting, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. W_Hosting

    W_Hosting Registered

    Dec 31, 2015
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    At the moment I have four nameservers.

    ns1 -> One of my cPanel servers that also hosts customers sites
    ns2 -> One of my cPanel servers that also hosts customers sites
    ns3 -> BuddyNS server
    ns4 -> BuddyNS server

    Currently, I have BuddyNS cPanel plugin set up on the two cPanel servers that host ns1 and ns2.
    I am beginning to think this is not ideal, I have four VPS that all use the same nameservers. Should I use all 4 (ns1, ns2, ns3, ns4) to point to the BuddyNS servers to reduce load on my servers. Then have one 'master' name server on my DNS cluster which just that one master syncing to BuddyNS?
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    I'm not sure you will see much load reduction unless you are hosting thousands of zones. As far as redundancy, if one of the name servers fail, then the other three should continue to handle the DNS for the domain names. Directly linking a hosting server to a name server is recommended, as referenced in this document:

    Guide to DNS Cluster Configurations - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation

    Thank you.
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