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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you want to have the latest version of NGINX installed on your server with Directadmin here is what you can do about it.
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.
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.
If Directadmin fails to create users on a remote or locally installed MySQL 5.7+ with an error "Unable to add access host:
Error executing query: Unknown column 'password' in 'field list'" here is a solution for the case.
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.