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WHM utilizing remote email server?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by eesquibel, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. eesquibel

    eesquibel Registered

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    I am investigating the option of have 3 colocated servers and using cPanel to manage them – one “web” server, one “email” server, and one “database” server. I know you can configure WHM to use a remote MySQL server, but there is no built-in system for delegating the email server.

    One option I came up with is to get a second cPanel license for the email server, and configure the cPanel theme to only display the Email section. The hosting clients then would have two urls to manage their accounts – one for web & DB, the other for email.

    A 2nd (and less desirable) idea is to mount some NFS directories from the email server, and sym-link all the Exim & spam-assassin configuration files, as well as the mail folders for each domain. Unfortunately we wouldn’t know if it would work until we tried – and there is no guarantee of reliability.

    Has anyone else tried to use a remote email server with WHM? Does anyone have any other ideas?

    Thanks
    -Eric
     
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    Why doesn't cPanel have the functionality to use a remote email server?

    Beyond that, why doesn't cpanel have the ability to use a remote Apache server? How about building cPanel to take advantage of server clustering? Currently, when a user mass emails, it can bring down cpanel, email, mysql, Apache, dns and EVERYTHING. However, if cPanel took advantage of clustering, only email could be hindered by a mass emailing. How about DDOS attacks -- with clustering, email would not be down during a ddos attack.
     
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