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businezz

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Hi,

I have 2 servers, dedicated and vps on separate locations. I would like to setup redundant nameservers, and looks like i have to setup dns cluster?

Both servers have websites on it with active accounts.
Dedicated: ns1.domain.com ns2.domain.com
Vps ns1.domain.com ns2.domain.com

I don't mind getting another separate domain just for this purpose.

Can i use the same domain name for cluster dns ns1.domain.com on one server and ns2.domain.com on the other server?

I was reading some of the docs cPanel DNSOnly® Installation | cPanel & WHM Documentation It looks like i should be installing DNSonly. My question is, can install DNSonly and setup cluster dns while i have active accounts on both servers or do i have to setup this on empty servers first? Is this the right way to setup redundant dns? Or is there other way to achieve this?
Thanks
 
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cPRex

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Hey there! Using the same domain across all the nameservers is just fine. Each "ns.domain.com" you create is really just a subdomain.

DNSOnly is designed to be just that - a stripped-down cPanel tool that only serves DNS content. It doesn't have the ability to host websites or content, and needs to be installed on an empty machine as a new server. You then link the webservers to the DNSOnly systems:


Let me know if that helps!
 

businezz

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Jan 23, 2021
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Hey there! Using the same domain across all the nameservers is just fine. Each "ns.domain.com" you create is really just a subdomain.

DNSOnly is designed to be just that - a stripped-down cPanel tool that only serves DNS content. It doesn't have the ability to host websites or content, and needs to be installed on an empty machine as a new server. You then link the webservers to the DNSOnly systems:


Let me know if that helps!
Hey,

Is there any other way setting up redundant nameservers without using completely separate alone server with DNSOnly ? I guess i'll need sepate cPanel license as well since it's a new server?