This interface allows one to determine the parameters from the command line in updating nameserver records. This can be useful in case if an account is moved from one server to another and did not utilize the Express Transfer option in WHM’s Transfer Tool interface (WHM >> Home >> Transfers >> Transfer Tool).
Run the script format: /usr/local/cpanel/bin/swapip[options]
Description: The old IP address. Example: 127.0.0.0
Description: Destination IP address to upgrade DNS record Example: 172.16.0.0
Description: New FTP server’s IP address
Description: It is a domain section. If there are multiple domains, try to divide them by putting a comma.
One can run the following command in order to change the nameserver records for example.com domain on the 127.0.0.0 IP address in pointing HTTP and FTP requests to the 188.8.131.52 IP address:
/usr/local/cpanel/bin/swapip 127.0.0.0 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 example.com
If the utility fails to succeed, the output can seem like this:
root@example [~]# /usr/local/cpanel/bin/swapip 127.0.0.0 18.104.22.168 example.com
Error: domains missing
Usage: /usr/local/cpanel/bin/swapip sourceip destip ftpip domains…
It is to note that during this time, the error message may fail to provide an accurate judgment of the error that will occur.
Everything about the swapip interface, its feature, working, parameters are outlined in this article.