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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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Running Nginx + Apache on a Directadmin server, you can still configure Nginx to proxy requests to your Node.JS or Python application for your domain. And here is how can you do it.
I want to modify exim.conf, but it gets overwritten every time when I update it with DirectAdmin. What can I do to solve it?
Here you can find a way on how to force Let's Encrypt to use "DST Root CA X3" instead of "ISRG Root X1" when issuing SSL certificates.
After an upgrade of ProFTPD to the version 1.3.8 one can see the error: cannot support both FTPS (TLSEngine on) and SFTP (SFTPEngine on) for the same host. Here is a guide on how to fix it.
Here is a new way to install PHP imap in DirectAdmin. That's a native method without using third party solutions. Check it now.
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.
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.
Found Gateway 502 error on an AlmaLinux 8 server with nginx+apache. And here is a possible solution.
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.
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.
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