Shiny new cPanel w/30+ sites, need advice on DNS -> AutoSSL setup

isaacgrover

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Good evening,

First, major kudos to the architects/programmers/support staff for a fantastic product. I provisioned a VPS with the 100-site license on Tuesday, and about 20 hours later, I have a production cPanel serving 100+ email accounts across 30+ domains that just went live about 12 hours ago. Part of that 20 hours was spent back and forth with support while they patiently answered my "new-to-cPanel" questions, and after my experience thus far am wondering why oh why didn't I do this years ago??? =)

Foreword: all the sites and mail subdomains are still running self signed SSL certificates, and since all the sites' DNS records are managed at CloudFlare, my original plan was to use a CloudFlare->cPanel plugin to integrate the zones and updates from within cPanel, UNTIL I received a response from CloudFlare that they don't support the plugin anymore and they don't offer hosting/reseller plans of that type anymore.

Now my question: if I set up a two-server geographically diverse cPanel DNS cluster, can I move all the DNS zones from CloudFlare to the cluster so that AutoSSL can use DNS validation to update all the SSL certificates on its schedule?
 
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Now my question: if I set up a two-server geographically diverse cPanel DNS cluster, can I move all the DNS zones from CloudFlare to the cluster so that AutoSSL can use DNS validation to update all the SSL certificates on its schedule?
You sure can but you shouldn't need to move the zones, they should already exist on the cPanel server regardless of whether or not they're being used. You can check here: WHM>> DNS Zones>>Edit DNS Zone or DNS Zone Manager.

When you set up a cluster all your records from the webserver will synchronize to the DNSonly servers automatically so as long as you have the correct Zones on the webserver you'll be fine.

Our documentation on DNS Clusters might also be helpful for you: