cPanel currently supports both the PowerDNS and BIND/named nameservers. What are some differences between these nameservers?
- PowerDNS supports DNSSEC in DNS clustering, while BIND/named does not.
- PowerDNS uses the
pdns_controlutility to control the nameserver functions, while BIND/named uses
rndcto administer these functions.
- PowerDNS does not provide a recursive/caching nameserver and thus requires external nameservers in the
resolv.conffile, while BIND/named does provide a recursive/caching nameserver.
You can read how to select either PowerDNS or BIND/named as a nameserver here: