XMLAPI adding parked domain woes!

WebJIVE

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XMLAPI adding parked domain woes! help..

I need some help or direction here on how to solve this puzzle. I own a hosting company and I have been wanting to automate some tasks for a while. One of the automation features I wanted was automatic parked domain creation so that users would have a temp/developer URL to use before taking their site live.

We use WHMCS and I have created an action hook for this.

What we're trying to automate:
1. new account name = harryp, new account domain = willworklater.com
(this will resolve after the client changes their DNS once their happy with the new site)

2. live domain that resolves properly = workingdomain.com
(belongs to another account we own, but is a working URL)

If I use the WHM "Park A Domain" feature as root, I can park "harryp.workingdomain.com" on top of "willworklater.com" so the user can develop their site by using "harryp.workingdomain.com".

I'm trying to use the XMLAPI 2 in a PHP script to do this but, I keep getting the error:
The following domain is not configured for this account: willworklater.com (example domain)

The PHP code I have slapped together is:
Code:
<?php //Park a domain for a new account
	function createparkeddomain($vars) {
//			print_r($vars);
			$cpanel_user = $vars['params']['username'];
			$cpanel_password = $vars['params']['password'];
			$cpanel_domain = $vars['params']['domain'];
			$cpanel_ip = $vars['serverip'];
			$pdomain = $cpanel_user.".web-jive.com";

			include_once('xmlapi.php');
			$xmlapi = new xmlapi($cpanel_ip);
			$xmlapi->set_port(2082);
			$xmlapi->password_auth($cpanel_user,$cpanel_password);
			$xmlapi->return_xml(1);
			$xmlapi->set_debug(1);
//			$args = array(domain => $pdomain); 
//			print $xmlapi->api2_query($cpanel_user, 'Park', $args); 
//			print $xmlapi->api2_query($cpanel_user, "Park", "park", array(newdomain=>$pdomain, topdomain=>$cpanel_domain));  
//			print $xmlapi->api2_query($cpanel_user, 'Park', 'park', array( 'domain' => $pdomain, 'topdomain' => $cpanel_domain ) );
  
			print $xmlapi->park($cpanel_user, $pdomain, $cpanel_domain);  

}

add_hook("AfterModuleCreate",1,"createparkeddomain");	

?>
As you can see, we have tried variations of this XMLAPI but, they come back with the same result. Any thoughts on this delima?

We stopped using mod_userdir a long time ago due to he security holes that opens up and, this is our way to easily solve this; to create parked domains.

Thanks!
 
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WebJIVE

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Wow.. no reply from cPanel?
 

WebJIVE

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Ok, MANY thanks to John Kata fom cPanel support who helped me get this working. Couple of things, first you need to set cPanel to allow parking across domains:

WHM -> Tweak Settings -> Domains -> Allow domain parking across accounts

This is the line of code that got it working and John is going to get the API docs updated to reflect this.

Code:
print $xmlapi->api2_query($cpanel_user, 'Park', 'park', array('domain' => $pdomain));
Thanks John Kata!
 

cPanelDavidN

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Hi Eric,

Sorry I couldn't get to your post sooner. This doesn't address your exact problem, but...John got a hold of me and pointed out that there was a discrepancy in the xmlapi client class vs. the documentation vs. the behavior of API2 Park::park. The convenience method "park()" in the xmlapi PHP client class has been updated to reflect this. The xmlapi PHP client class is now version 1.0.11.

Regards,
-DavidN

PS. The documentation for API2 Park::park should be updated shortly with more description concerning the 'topdomain' argument.
 

WebJIVE

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No worries. We got it figured out. I wanted to avoid using the unsecure temp URL method of mod_userdir for new sites and use parked domains. Once we set a setting in cPanel and corrected the API call, all is good. :)

Now that I have that behind me, we can move on to more XMLAPI duties. Thanks for the PHP API library! Makes life a lot easier.
 

cPanelDavidN

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Glad that we could help!

Another note to ALL:
Opening a support ticket is a great way to get things resolved quickly, and it's a complimentary service available to all cPanel users. If it's a technical issue (that's been posted in the forum) that isn't getting the traction feel free to PM me and I will try to respond in a timely manner. [please keep in mind, we have holiday too!]

Best Regards to ALL,
-DavidN