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DirectAdmin Knowledge Base

After years of working through the most complex Directadmin server challenges our team has gathered valuable experience and universal solutions, suitable for everyday tasks. Here we share some ideas on how to cope with some of them.
The latest publications

10.11.2022
Here is a new way to install PHP imap in DirectAdmin. That's a native method without using third party solutions. Check it now.
03.11.2022
A version 3 of CSF/LFD messenger supports SSL certificates. And it can display a message to a blocked IP address to inform an user that they are blocked in the firewall over HTTPS. And here is a guide on how to make it work on a DirectAdmin server.
31.10.2022
Ever wondered on how to list all domains with their name servers? Need to transfer domains to a new server and want to check how do they resolve? OK, there is a solution. Check it now.
07.06.2022
Found Gateway 502 error on an AlmaLinux 8 server with nginx+apache. And here is a possible solution.
09.12.2021
There is a typo in DirectAdmin script /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/startips which breaks adding additional IPs on a network interface, and nginx fails to start as a result of it.
05.11.2021
A final version of OpenSSL 3.0.0 is now available for downloading. And we can build NGINX against it. Here is a short how-to.
07.10.2021
As of September 30, 2021 as planned, the DST Root CA X3 cross-sign has expired. And old devices including servers under CentOS 6 are reporting broken chain or failed peer when trying to connect to a secure protocol protected by a Let's Encrypt certificate. And here is a quick solution for servers with DirectAdmin.
09.03.2021
MariaDB dropped support for CentOS 6. There are no new rpm-packages for this OS version.
09.01.2021
Should you see any TLS/SSLrelated errors "tls_post_process_client_hello:no shared cipher" in Exim's logs the reason might be still the same. Check the details here
30.09.2020
NGINX fails to start after an upgrade of DirectAdmin and the web-server with the error [emerg] unknown directive "|NGINX_REDIRECTS|". Here is a short guide on how to deal with it. 
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