DirectAdmin Knowledge Base and Support

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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.
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22.05.2018
Ability to encrypt backups from all levels will be available with a new release of Directadmin, and it can be already tested with a pre-release binary. Implemented to be GDPR compliant.
28.03.2018
The mcrypt extension has been abandonware for some time already, and was also fairly complex to use. It has therefore been deprecated by PHP developers in favor of OpenSSL in PHP 7.1, and it was removed from the core and moved into PECL in PHP 7.2. Here is another guide on how to install PECL extension under Linux.
26.03.2018
For those who uses Nginx+Apache, here is a quick fix of another possible bug. The bug introduced since Apache 2.4.33. Apache fails to read IPs from the file, hence PHP script see a wrong client IP.
14.03.2018
Should you have a need to upgrade an operating system on your server with Directadmin or want to move to another release, and you don't have an access to directadmin control panel to change OS in a license. Here you will find out how to correctly deal with it.
08.03.2018
Should you get an access denied error when trying to import a dump into MySQL via Directadmin or phpMyAdmin, saying that you need at least one of the SUPER privilege(s) for this operation, here you can learn how to fix it.
06.03.2018
If you want to have the latest version of NGINX installed on your server with Directadmin here is what you can do about it.
01.03.2018
CloudFlare reported in their blog-post about a big increase in an obscure amplification attack vector - using the memcached protocol, coming from UDP port 11211. Here we will provide details on how to protect your server with Directadmin.
20.02.2018
Should you get an error in Roundcube "SMTP Error (-1): Connection to server failed" when trying to send emails check our case as yours might be the same. Here we will suggest a solution which worked for us.
15.02.2018
If Directadmin fails to create users on a remote or locally installed MySQL 5.7+ with an error "Unable to add access host: Details Error executing query: Unknown column 'password' in 'field list'" here is a solution for the case.
06.02.2018

If you receive this alert: "ALERT: exim paniclog /var/log/exim/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken" after you upgraded Directadmin version, here we will let you know why it happens.

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We are a team of professionals, and specialize in installation, configuring and managing of remote virtual and dedicated servers powered by Linux/Unix-like OS with DirectAdmin. We support various sets of software, including web-servers Apache, Nginx; internet domain name servers Bind, PowerDNS; mail-servers with POP3, IMAP and SMTP, FTP-servers, etc. After years of working through the most complex server challenges our team has gathered valuable expirience and universal solutions suitable for everyday tasks. We are here to lend you a helping hand and take care of your servers in order to let you have enough time to do more of what you love.




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