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Using PowerDNS and SolusVM with cPanel DNSONLY

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by Ben M, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Ben M

    Ben M Registered

    Aug 20, 2015
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    I currently have a cPanel server which is setup with BIND installed as a nameserver ( On 2 separate servers, I have 2 cPanel DNSONLY installs acting as nameservers, which both use BIND backends (, The two nameservers are set to "synchronize changes" in WHM. This works fine.

    I recently began using SolusVM to deploy VPS', and as I understand it, to setup reverse DNS and the like, I need to run my own PowerDNS server and add it to SolusVM.

    My question is how can I get this powerDNS server (say: to sync the changes from my 2 cPanel DNSONLY servers, and vice versa, so that my cPanel DNSONLY servers know about the reverse DNS records for any VPS setup, and my PowerDNS server knows about subdomains and hosts setup in my cPanel DNSONLY server.

    Additional question: is this even necessary? Could PowerDNS just be used to serve reverse DNS records independently, and then assuming is set at the registrary as a nameserver, other servers would look to it once they can't find the rDNS records on NS1 or NS2?
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    There are no native features that will allow you to integrate PowerDNS with cPanel DNS-Only. However, there is a feature request open that you can vote for at:

    That being said, have you considered simply configuring the RDNS records on the cPanel DNS-Only servers instead? If that's all you need it for, there's a document on how to do this at:

    How to Configure Reverse DNS for BIND in WHM

    Simply add the records to a hosting server that syncs to the DNS-Only servers and the records should propagate as expected.

    Thank you.
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