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Removing cprapid things completely.




  • rbairwell is sort of the "default" domain used by new cPanel installations to allow for automatic SSL provisioning on the server hostname ( and ). Once you've changed the hostname in WHM a restart should ensure it takes effect server wide (as long as the hostname you have entered resolves to that server - if it doesn't, or you've recently changed it and it is still propagating - then the server may "fallback" to the cprapid domain)

    If you remove all the other listings in /etc/hosts you will find your server will take more time resolving certain "local" things (such as when it is checking MySQL/MariaSQL connections, Spamassassin connections from Exim and many more). It's advisable to leave /etc/hosts "as provisioned" with perhaps only adding additional hostnames/aliases if needed. Removing the google.internal/metadata one may also mean some Google Cloud related things stop working over time (as the DNS entries time out)

    When you are running checkallsslcerts it is probably recreating the cprapid entry to ensure your server can be accessed via HTTPS.

  • kodeslogic

    Make sure your hostname (example: points to the public IP address of your gcloud instance.


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  • Enrique Delavau

    Hi, thank you both for the answers....... Well the thing is my registar only admit two stuffs, one is the NS address and the other is the IP. Like this:

    Nothing else, so.. will never resolve at first and i am stuck with the cprapid thing.
    I am going crazy here trying to remove this thing.

  • kodeslogic

    Case 1.) If you are using the domain provider nameservers
    Use the same interface were you create NS address to create the hostname. Like this:


    Case 2.)  If you are using your own nameservers (private nameserver like: and then add hostname A record at your DNS server (This may be your own server where you manage DNS records for your domain)

  • Enrique Delavau

    Thank you guys for all the time to answer my question.. Well i have news for what i was doing wrong and always got the cprapid thing in my server. 

    I was pointing my registar directly to the IP of my server. I found the correct way is to point the registar to a DNS service first, in this case Cloud DNS and then to the IP of my machine....

    in the Cloud DNS i created an A record to point "" which is the hostname... and now i have a clean fresh good cPanel installation, thanks!!

  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator

    I'm glad you were able to get the DNS properly configured to get things working!


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