Announcing first Stable Release of Zonecloud DNS Clustering Platform

We are happy to announce that Nixpal OÜ has released Zonecloud DNS Cluster Stable to the public! This public release is production ready and mature enough.

After thorough and extensive testing we released a stable version of Zonecloud DNS Cluster application today.

While we are mainly focused on RPM Distributions (CentOS – RHEL …Read More


Making Zonecloud work with cPanel PowerDNS web servers

Default cPanel installations now use PowerDNS instead of BIND. But the configuration remains the same.

The issue is how to transfer zones from cPanel PowerDNS to BIND nodes.


If you try to parse them you might fall into this:



To make it work and transfer zones:


You only need a few changes in /etc/pdns/pdns.conf …Read More

Introducing ZoneCloud

ZoneCloud, DNS Clustering for Web servers done right.
What is zonecloud?
ZoneCloud (or zCloud) is the very first panel agnostic and distribution independent solution. – It consists of three parts:

ZoneCloud Controller receives DNS records from your web servers  and pushes them to DNS servers (Nodes / zCloudNode).
ZoneCloud Agent The Agent …Read More

Apache Security

Apache httpd hardening

Apache is one of the most widely-used and popular web servers. It is also one of the most secure web servers available. In this article, I will explain some tips and tricks that will secure your Apache server.

This is a generic ‘quick n dirty’ hardening profile.

Hide version:


Turn Off Server-Side Includes …Read More

Enable Apache UserDir In CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 with SELinux

htaccess https simple redirect

How to redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS using an .htaccess file

The below code when added to an .htaccess file will automatically redirect any traffic destined for http: to https:


This is generic code, no domain or page or subfolder needed in the htaccess code.

Installing docker with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Mint 17 and CentOS 7

Installing docker with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Mint 17 and CentOS 7
A brief introduction to virtualization
Today we will learn installing docker with Ubuntu, mint and CentOS 7 Linux,  Before the evolution of the concept of virtualization, to run one application one dedicated server was required,  if you wanted to  run 20 …Read More

Things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
To have a fully functional and smoothly running Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop users need to have some services application running before they start working with this fresh flavor of Ubuntu, although it depends upon nature of services for which system will be utilized, we …Read More