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Syncing managed DNS to cPanel server

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by meeven, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. meeven

    meeven Well-Known Member

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    I am investigating the possibility of having my DNS managed through dnsmadeeasy.com. However, it seems that I have to create the same records again on my cPanel server for each domains. This is really tedious.

    Is there a way for records created at dnsmadeeasy to be automatically synced with a cPanel server? Similarly, if I make changes there, how can I make them immediately propogate to the cPanel server physically hosting the domain?
     
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    d_t Well-Known Member

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    I think cPanel can work without having a local DNS, but these settings are for entire server (all accounts). When install a cPanel, don't activate nameserver. The problem is that you need to make changes in DNS on dnsmadeeasy each time a new subdomain is created by an user (for example).

    cPanel has an API and even support for other DNS editor, but this won't help.

    You can also configure DNS on DnsMadeEasy to be a slave server - that means, all zone created on your cPanel server will be automatically sync with their server(s). In this case, you cannot take advantage of some services they provide (like failover).
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Also, keep in mind by doing this (unless you somehow set up a master/slave relationship), you lose integration for any DNS actions your users perform that would normally be automated by cPanel/WHM. For example, when creating a new account, the DNS will not automatically be created on that remote server. Additionally, MX records, SPF records and DomainKeys entries - all automated via the cPanel interface, would need to be done manually remotely.

    You may also consider disabling DNS-related functionality such as the "Email Authentication" icon as well as MX Entries via feature manager so your users don't attempt to do such things via the cPanel interface then are confused when such things do not automatically work due to your custom DNS setup.
     
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    DavidG, is it possible to set up a cPanel VPS in a trust relationship with an external, managed DNS provider such as easydns.com?

    I guess that means the cPanel server would be a slave of the external DNS server/service?
     
    #4 meeven, Jan 30, 2009
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    Our DNS Clustering capabilities are not designed for such use. However, perhaps someone has accomplished this manually and has some insight on how they did this.
     
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