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How to run 2 duplicated cPanel Accounts simultaneously

Posted December 25, 2020 171 views
DigitalOceanConfiguration ManagementControl Panels

Hi There,

I had recently migrated my cPanel to Digital Ocean. But once the DO cPanel is activated, my old hosting cPanel is either getting suspended automatically or the A records (Host IP Address) of my Private Nameservers are modified and pointing to DO automatically without me changing them.

So, my question is -
Is there any possibility to activate both the cPanel accounts and run simultaneously - so that I can shift the servers anytime any error occurs - from DO to my old host (or Vice-Versa) just by changing the A Records (Host IP Address) of my private nameservers?

All my websites on the account are purely WordPress Built and no emails hosted on the server.

Also, as I recently migrated to DO - I just want to check just 1 or 2 sites of my whole account by pointing them to DO and leave the remaining pointing my Old Host. So for this testing purpose - how can I proceed?
Once I’m happy and everything works fine, then I can change the A Records directly and point the whole account to run from DO Servers.

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Hi @AvinashDangeti,

Yes, you can leave both cPanel servers to work simultaneously. Having said that please note that once you point your Domain to one of the cPanel servers, the other one won’t be accessible by the domain over the internet.

What I mean exactly is, let’s say you have two servers, Server A and Server B. Both servers have the same domains and information on them. Once you point your domain to load from Server A, Server B is no longer being used actively. This means that any changes you make on the website which is on Server A will not actually be applied to Server B as well unless you specifically do so.

Anyway, to your question, yes it’s possible to just change you IP address to point the domain to either the first or the second server.

For your next question, you can migrate your 2 websites over, test if everything is working exactly to your needs by changing the IP Addresses of those two websites to be the IP of your Droplet with DigitalOcean. Once you are satisfied, you can migrate the rest.

Regards,
KFSy

Hello, @AvinashDangeti

A similar question was asked before in our community. You can check the question here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/loadbalancer-cpanel-whm-always-error-404

I hope that this will help you find the solution you’re looking for.

Regards,
Alex