cPanel has long been on people’s list who have wanted to explore the web account managing and have wished to take their domains to the next level. Since the introduction of the Analytics Engine and Research Management options, things have been easier for the people, who have been long been loyal to cPanel solutions.


With the introduction of the PowerDNS feature through the Name Server selection, The DNS software has offered high powered solutions with extremely low memory of system requirements. Let us delve a little deeper and find out ow to utilize it the best.


What is PowerDNS?

The PowerDNS software is an extremely efficient and useful tool which boosts up the system DNS performance without utilizing much of the system memory. The BIND type software utilized to set up the Name Servers is utilized here. The implementation of the PowerDNS reads the data from the BIND files and stores in the DNSSEC data files. The very fact that the files are implemented through the BIND software makes it comfortable with all the other DNS Management Tools.


Installing PowerDNS

Installing PowerDNS is a very easy task and should not be a problem even with beginners, who are looking to get started. One of the easiest ways to install the PowerDNS is through the WHM’s Name Server Selection interface. It can be done by following the steps listed below:

  1. Navigate to the WHM Name Server Selection menu.
  2. Select the PowerDNS from the selection menu.
  3. Click on the Save option and you are done.


Note: To check the PowerDNS version installed on your system, you can navigate through the WHM API 1 installed_versions function. It will display the current PowerDNS running on your system.


How to Troubleshoot PowerDNS

In case one finds themselves with any problems regarding PowerDNS and its usage, one can run the “/var/log/messages” error log. It will display the exact area and the type of problems that PowerDNS is facing at that moment.


What is DNSSEC?

DNSSEC or DNS Security Extension is an added security measure which helps your domains from any spoofing or Man-in-the-Middle attacks. It adds a few layers of security and basically uses digital signatures and cryptographic keys to authenticate any changes that are being made the user.


In order to activate this feature, the administrator or the user has to disable the DNS clustering and enable PowerDNS from the cPanel’s Zone Editor interface.

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