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cPanel / WHM Api example

Can someone please help me with a working example to use the CPanel / WHM Api.

I would like to update the A record for a particular domain hosted in cPanel / WHM through API.

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Julian MatzCommented:
Hello,

Using the cPanel XML API can be as easy as making a call to:

https://example.com:2087/xml-api/editzonerecord?domain=example.com&Line=2&ttl=86400

This will return a result in XML format, eg:

<cpanelresult>
    <data>
        <result>0</result>
        <reason>Access denied</reason>
    </data>
</cpanelresult>

This result, for example would tell you that the command failed (result=0) because access was denied (reason="Access denied").

To make the API call, you can use any number of programming languages like PHP, Perl, ASP. My choice would be PHP, and I would use curl to make.

http://php.net/manual/en/book.curl.php

Another option would be to simply download an existing cPanel API PHP class and either use it as is or modify it to suit your exact needs. Here's an example:
http://www.phpclasses.org/package/3534-PHP-List-and-manage-details-of-cPanel-hosting-accounts.html

But what scripting language did you have in mind for this?
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nainilAuthor Commented:
Thank you julianmatz. Sorry for the incomplete information.

I want to implement the same using PHP/MySQL.

The Class you suggested does all except the DNS. I will try to look at the same and try to get the DNS manipulation function. But, if someone can get me a working example for DNS manipulation.

Thanks.
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Julian MatzCommented:
If you use the XML PHP API from cpanel.net, you'll be able to edit your DNS using the example below. Here's a link to the API:

http://sdk.cpanel.net/lib/xmlapi/php/cp_xmlapi_php_v1.0.6.tar.gz
<?php

include("../xmlapi.php");

$ip = getenv('REMOTE_HOST');
$root_pass = getenv('REMOTE_PASSWORD');

$xmlapi = new xmlapi($ip);
$xmlapi->password_auth("root",$root_pass);

$xmlapi->set_debug(1);

$zone = 'example.com';
$Line = '1';

$args = array(
		  'address'=>'123.456.789.10',
		  'class'=>'IN',
		  'type'=>'A',
		  'ttl'=>'86400'
	);


print $xmlapi->editzonerecord($zone,$Line,$args);

?>

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nainilAuthor Commented:
This is an incredible find. Thank you.

I am using the original file and examples. however, on Windows 7, (using WAMP), I get the following error:

Warning: file_get_contents(https://localcpanel.com/xml-api/listaccts) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: Invalid argument in C:\wamp\www\xmlapi.php on line 731

Any idea how to fix the same?
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nainilAuthor Commented:
Also, the code works fine on Linux. So this is a Windows only issue apparently.
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Julian MatzCommented:
I'm not a Windows expert, but I think the error may have something to do with the SSL encryption (https). See if you can get these two DLLs from the PHP5 distribution:

libeay32.dll
ssleay32.dll
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nainilAuthor Commented:
Just found that I did not have Curl setup. It worked fine once I worked on that piece. Thank you.
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Julian MatzCommented:
Glad I was able to help. Good luck with your API!
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