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How to use other control panel to resolve DNS instead of DO's control panel

Posted March 2, 2020 272 views
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Hi community,

As I know, if we use 3 Nameservers of DO ( ns1.digitalocean.com, ns2.digitalocean.com, ns3.digitalocean.com ), then we must use DO’s control panel to manage and resolve DNS.

So is there anyway I can use other control panels ( like DirectAdmin, cPanel, etc ) that I install on my droplet to resolve and manage DNS ?

Any help would help me a lot, thank you guys.

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Hi there @WilliamCD,

Yes, you can run your own DNS server on your cPanel Droplet directly.

The downside of running BIND directly on your cPanel Droplet is that if your Droplet goes down, your DNS would go down as well and also you only get IPv4 so you would need to point your NameServers to 1 IP address.

Instead what I would suggest is setting up 2 separate Droplets with cPanel DNSOnly installation, you can do that by following the steps from the official documentation here:

https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/80Docs/Installation+Guide+-+cPanel+DNSOnly+Installation

Once you have your 2 Droplets up and running you can use them as your nameservers. After that you can configure your WHM to use those 2 nameservers by following the steps here:

https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/CKB/Guide+to+DNS+Cluster+Configurations

This allows you to physically separate nameservers that handle the DNS requests from your web server. And also manage your DNS records directly via your cPanel server.

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Bobby

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