ZoneCloud enables DNS clustering on mixed hosting environments while smoothly providing a web interface controller into the mix
Supported Operating Systems and Panels
ZoneCloud enables mixed hosting environments to use the same DNS Cluster. Ideal for companies that use more than one hosting panel like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Virtualmin, Plesk, InterWorx etc and no panel at all.
ZoneCloud is the very first panel agnostic and distribution independent (clustering DNS zones on Bind level so it’s panel and OS agnostic), solution with the added option for users to add multiple clusters on the same controller for better efficiency. – It consists of three parts:
- ZoneCloud Controller receives DNS records from your cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, Centos, Debian, Ubuntu LTS and FreeBSD servers and pushes DNS records to DNS servers (Nodes / zCloudNode) you may be using for all the domains hosted in your network.
- ZoneCloud Agent The Agent pushes the DNS zones of the web servers to the controller. These can be cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin servers or servers without panel. Debian, Ubuntu LTS, FreeBSD and Centos/CloudLinux/EL supported.
- ZoneCloud Node The node is responsible of serving the DNS zones. Nodes are DNS servers to which the Controller Server pushes zone records. Centos 7 and 8 supported. Debian and Ubuntu LTS too.
ZoneCloud is a complete DNS Clustering solution which offers secured and flexible way of automated zone transfer between multiple servers across the Internet.
Panel and OS independent. Cluster any mix of cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, Virtualmin, Centos Web Panel, ISPManager Servers together. Or just bare metal servers without any hosting panel.
Why use a DNS Cluster
Balance DNS Resources
DNS cluster is a group of name servers that share records with each other. It allows physically separate nameservers to handle domain name requests from web servers.
In the event of, a power outage, web server failure, etc, currently you still have DNS functionality. In this way, visitors can easily get websites on your server more quickly after the web server comes back online.
No “NX DOMAIN” errors, no waiting for TTL (Time To Live) or Refresh times or whatsoever. Except that, someone may wonder if there is only one server then it’s useless. But still, missing the DNS records if the server is offline you will also miss any mail that will try to find your mail server. With a DNS cluster you can avoid that.
Frequently Asked Questions
Zonecloud allows you to combine web servers with different web hosting panels in the same DNS Cluster making it Ideal for companies that use more than one Hosting panels or no panel at all.
No more hacks, scripts, crons and DNS problems.
Zonecloud works on Bind level and it consists of 3 programs. Zonecloud Agent, Node and the Controller.
No complex scripts or panel plugins. Agent parses the zones from the webservers and sends them to the Zonecloud Controller.
Controller distributes the zones to the corresponding DNS servers (Zonecloud Nodes).
Zonecloud can work with any system that works with ISC Bind 9.
No matter if you use cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, ISPConfig, InterWorx, or any other panel.
Binaries available for Centos / RHEL / Cloudlinux 6, 7 and 8.
Debian 9 and 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 also supported. FreeBSD too.
Of course there is. Zonecloud Controller. You can see statistics, zone count, alive servers, zones per server and also control them, exclude zones for easy transfers between servers and so on.