Latest: buggy behaviour of parent:: in PHP 5.3.3

Content with Style

Web Technique

DNS clustering in WHM/Cpanel accounts

by Pascal Opitz on November 1 2008, 16:00

Dealing with multiple CPANEL/WHM installs, DNS clustering is a way to use redundant nameservers in order to keep your zones created by CPANEL/WHM in sync.

In order to set it up, you need to go into "Cluster/Remote Access >> Configure Cluster" and check the radio button "Enable Dns Clustering". Then you have to add the remote servers and establish a trust relationship between the remote and the local server, by storing an authorization key.

Also, you have to make sure that the DNS role is set to "Synchronize changes".

Do this on every installation that should be able to receive upodates from other DNS servers.

Once this is done, you might have to restart the BIND installations. Now you should be able to create an account or modify a DNS zone and afterwards synchronize the servers with the functions found in "DNS Functions >> Synchronize DNS Records".

If all zones are available on both servers, you will now be able to use nameservers on both installations as DNS entries for your domains.

The process with screenshots is described in the CPANEL dns clustering quickstart guide.


Don't miss the opportunity to leave the first comment.

Leave your comment

Comments are moderated.
Tags allowed: a, strong, em, code, ul, ol, li, q, blockquote, br, p