Some help on DNS Only please

Operating System & Version
AlmaLinux8
cPanel & WHM Version
100.0.7

Kerrya

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I'm not understanding the setup of DNS Only servers.

I've installed it fine, but I think I'm confused on how it works. I searched cPanel docs, and YouTube in general and I can find nothing on how it works, only on how to install it.

For instance, lets say I want to have [email protected]

1) Can the hostname of the server be host.mydomain.com or does it have to be ns1.mydomain.com?

2) Once the cluster has been setup, how can I tell what domains are being controlled by this nameserver? I expected some sort of edit DNS or other DNS controls, but there is nothing.

Any help really appreciated.

Thanks

Kerry
 
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andrew.n

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The hostname can be host.mydomain.com however the DNS only servers are not standalone ones i.e you also need a cPanel server to control the DNS records, you won't be able to manage DNS directly from the DNS only servers alone.
 

cPRex

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What @andrew.n said.

To expand on that, DNSOnly servers are designed for just that - they only run the DNS tools required to serve zone records. Actual management of the zones, such as creating and editing, is done through a WHM server that is connected to the DNSOnly machine.

To take advantage of the DNSOnly tools you'll want to setup a cluster. More details on that can be found here:


but let me know if you have any questions!