PowerDNS with BIND named.conf syntax

Tell PowerDNS to use your Bind Zone
You need to edit your pdns.conf file, edit or add the following lines:


Important notes are:

launch tells to use the bind backend
bind-config tells where the manifesto is
bind-check-interval tells to check the zones each 300 seconds, if you do a change you don’t need to restart …Read More

Remove Billing And Support Integration CPanel

To remove billing and support from cpanel, you can run below command

whmapi1 –output=json remove_integration_group user=$user group_id=whmcs


Rebuild caches just in case:




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.

Redirect From Old Domain to New Domain *keeping* …Read More

HTTP error codes and fixes

Common HTTP Error codes and fixes

Here’s a list with the most common HTTP error codes and solutions for each one.

Error 500: Internal Server Error
Cause 1: Syntax error in .htaccess
Cause 2: Invalid files/directories permissions
Other causes
Errors 502: Bad Gateway & 504: Gateway Timeout

Error 503: Service Unavailable

Error 508: Resource Limit Is Reached

Error 500: Internal Server Error
Error 500

Cause 1: …Read More