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Old 01-21-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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DNS Management: No cPanel/turbopanel. How should I approach this?

Hi guys,

Background, you can skip this paragraph and go to the next one if you want to get to the question:
My host came with Turbopanel. I'm running some tomcat applications on the server which required me to install mod_jk. Now there's a dependency issue with mod_jk and I cannot update my server. So I tried some quick fixes (this was my downfall) and updated turbopanel alone (don't ask me why I thought that would fix the issue). Now my turbopanel is broke, when I point the browser to it, it outputs some octet stream. Hosting provider says i'm not on a "assisted admin" plan so they can't help. I don't have money to pay for this so I'm planning on learning how to do things manually. Should teach me a few good things.

The question:
How should I approach this? I know this can be a repetitive task which can lead to errors. I know of Bind as a DNS management system. Should I learn how to use Bind? I don't want to get bogged down on minute details. Maybe there's a robust higher level open source program I can use? EDIT: I'm also on a Virtual Dedicated Server, I'm guessing this will make things complicated with virtual hosting.

What do you suggest?


Last edited by vxc69; 01-21-2010 at 01:04 PM.
Old 01-21-2010, 01:13 PM   #2
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Bind (named) is the daemon, the individual domain files are easy to manage and you can even setup a default template and just copy it over and make the necessary changes for the most part or automate it via a script you write. Bind isn't very complex as daemons go. If you have any specific questions ask away and we'll be happy to help.

Edit: When i setup my server I made a script that writes out the necessary files for user, email, spam, apache, bind, and ftp. I basically just feed it the username ip and domainname and it goes and setups up a 'default' for the rest. If necessary (and it rarely is) I can further modify it as need be (usually only email takes any modifications.)

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