LetsEncrypt Support in DirectAdmin Control Panel

Posted at March 30, 2017 at 10:42 pm by Jithin

LetsEncrypt is a certificate authority that provides free SSL/TLS certificates for a web server. It provides a free TLS encryption using an automated process. Usually enabling SSL is a complex process which requires manual creation, validation, signing, installation, and renewal of certificates in order to attain a secure private connected website. The automated process eliminates the need for the aforementioned steps. Also, LetsEncrypt is supported by all major web browsers. This tutorial descr   [...]

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How to migrate emails using IMAP Copy?

Posted at February 27, 2017 at 6:49 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial we can learn how to migrate emails using IMAP Copy. What is IMAP Copy IMAP Copy is a method used in website migration. To understand what IMAP Copy is, we need to know the steps that take place during a website migration. Let's see an overview of the website migration.   Steps in Website migration Many websites use control panels for management. A control panel will allow the owner to manage the website and associated settings easily. cPanel, Plesk, and Direc   [...]

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How to Install Nginx on DirectAdmin

Posted at February 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm by Jithin

By default, DirectAdmin uses the Apache webserver to serve websites. Apache currently reigns as the best server for websites. The reasons for apache server’s popularity is well documented. Apache’s power and the ability to serve Perl and Python. However, Apache servers carries some drawbacks. Apache contains high memory footage. Nginx is another powerful open source web server that is faster and consumes less RAM. Nginx does not have the ability to process dynamic content natively. To handle   [...]

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Enabling Multiple PHP versions On DirectAdmin

Posted at February 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm by Jithin

It is convenient to have multiple PHPs in a server. DirectAdmin control panel has this feature available. With this, you can have legacy PHP versions to the latest stable versions. This will allow the server to support legacy software along with the latest software. This can be achieved by using the CustomBuild tool which is the built-in tool which allows you to install, remove, and recompile programs from source. Since the installation requires the recompilation of the source code, it is adv   [...]

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How to install suPHP on DirectAdmin

Posted at January 28, 2017 at 11:40 am by Jithin

In this tutorial we can learn how to install suPHP on DirectAdmin   The suPHP is a tool for executing PHP scripts with the permission of their owners, which means that the suPHP can control who can access a certain file. It consists of a mod_suphp module of apache. Since most PHP scripts run as 'nobody' user, which means any users of the server can execute the file and give them the ability to add code to URL and manipulate the file accordingly. The suPHP is a solution for this prob   [...]

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Directory Structure of DirectAdmin Explained

Posted at January 28, 2017 at 11:35 am by Jithin

About Control Panels A web hosting control panel is a web-based interface that allows administrator to manage the websites easily, and it is also very helpful for customers to easily manage their server even without any technical knowledge. There are so many type of control panels are available, such as: 1) DirectAdmin 2) cPanel 3) Plesk 4) Webmin   Directory Structure The organization of files into a hierarchy of folders is known as the directory structure. The director   [...]

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DirectAdmin Password Reset or Recover Options

Posted at January 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm by Jithin

Password Reset From The DirectAdmin Panel You can reset the password from your DirectAdmin panel. Please follow the steps given below. 1) Log in to your DirectAdmin panel. 2) Click on the icon ‘Password’ from the list.   3) Enter the current password and new password in the prompted space and click on the ‘Submit’ button.   Recover DirectAdmin Current Password You can recover the DirectAdmin password by checking the DirectAdmin installation log.    [...]

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The Best Web Hosting Control Panels – Overview

Posted at December 23, 2016 at 12:19 pm by Jithin

Web hosting control panels provide a web-based interface for managing hosted services in a single place. There are some common features for all control panels which include, FTP management, database management, email management etc.   Overview of some Top Control Panels 1) cPanel cPanel is the most popular and widely used control panel. cPanel interface is easy to use and it also support IPv6 support and multi-server management. cPanel is compactable with Linux only. &nbs   [...]

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Reasons and Fixes for DirectAdmin License Expired Error

Posted at November 29, 2016 at 1:50 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial, we can check different reasons and solutions for DirectAdmin License Expired Error DirectAdmin DirectAdmin is a web-based hosting control panel designed to make administration easier. DirectAdmin is compatible with the constantly evolving web hosting environments. DirectAdmin is often called DA for short. DirectAdmin runs on any system with minimum configurations. DirectAdmin uses port 2222 by default.   License expired error Most of the clients using Direct   [...]

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DirectAdmin dead but subsys locked Error

Posted at November 29, 2016 at 1:43 pm by Jithin

In this tutorial, we can check how to fix "DirectAdmin dead but subsys locked" error. DirectAdmin DirectAdmin is a web-based hosting control panel designed to make administration easier. DirectAdmin is compatible with the constantly evolving web hosting environments. DirectAdmin is often called DA for short. DirectAdmin runs on any system with minimum configurations. DirectAdmin uses port 2222 by default.   Check DA status This will help you to know whether your DirectAdmin i   [...]

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Steps to Install Softaculous in cPanel

Posted at November 29, 2016 at 1:43 pm by Jithin

This tutorial will help you install Softaculous  in cPanel server. Softaculous is an auto installer for control panels such as cPanel and DirectAdmin. Softaculous is much faster and well designed for installing all scripts in just one step. It consists of a wide variety of applications such as e-commerce solutions, blogs, forums, and content management systems. Softaculous also includes an easy to use backup feature which allows anytime backup installation. Applications that are installed wi   [...]

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FTP Management in DirectAdmin

Posted at January 1, 2016 at 2:50 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to manage FTP accounts in DirectAdmin.   1) Login to DirectAdmin. 2) Click ‘FTP Management’ icon from the section ‘Your Accounts’.   3) Click the icon ‘Create FTP Account’.   4) Enter the details and click ‘Create’ button.   5) To enable anonymous FTP access, click the icon ‘Anonymous FTP Settings’.   6) Enter the details and click ‘Save’ button.     [...]

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Setup Domain in DirectAdmin

Posted at January 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to setup a domain in DirectAdmin.   1) Login to DirectAdmin. 2) Click the icon ‘Domain Setup’ from the section ‘Your Account’.   3) If you want to add new account, click the icon ‘Add Another Domain’.     4) Enter the domain details and click ‘Create’ button.   5) If you want to change domain name, click the icon ‘Change a Domain Name’.   6) Enter the new    [...]

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Access denied for user da_admin – MySQL error in DirectAdmin

Posted at December 15, 2015 at 7:01 pm by Jithin

Sometimes we will get the following MySQL errors in DirectAdmin. Error connecting to MySQL: Access denied for user: 'da_admin@localhost' (Using password: YES)   Please follow the steps given below to fix this issue. 1) Please make sure that the MySQL root password is correct. If you know the password, follow the second step. a) You can find out the MySQL root password in the following file. /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt   b) If you are not able to find out    [...]

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Manage SPAM Filters in DirectAdmin

Posted at December 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm by Jithin

In this documentation we can check how to setup spam filters in direct admin.   1) Login to DirectAdmin. 2) Click the button ‘SPAM Filters’ from the section ‘E-Mail Management’.   3) We can create email filters from this section.   4) You can block a specific email address by entering the email address in the text box and click ‘Block’ button.   5) You can block mail from an entire domain by entering the domain name in the text b   [...]

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Install SSL Certificate in DirectAdmin

Posted at December 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm by Jithin

In this documentation we can check how to install SSL certificate in DirectAdmin.   1) Login to DirectAdmin panel. 2) Click the button ‘SSL Certificates’ from the section ‘Advanced Features’.   3) If you want to use the server’s shared signed certificate. Click the radio button near to the option ‘Use the server’s certificate’.   4) If you want to create your own self signed certificate, click the radio button near the option ‘Create    [...]

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How to manage Autoresponders in DirectAdmin

Posted at December 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to manage auto responders in DirectAdmin.   1) Login to DirectAdmin panel. 2) Click the button ‘Autoresponders’ from the section ‘E-Mail Management’.   3) Click ‘Create New Autoresponder’ button.   4) Enter the email address, auto reply message and click ‘Create’ button.   5) If you want to modify the autoresponder, click the ‘Modify’ button near to the corresponding autorespond   [...]

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SpamAssassin Setup in DirectAdmin

Posted at December 15, 2015 at 6:59 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to setup SpamAssassin in DirectAdmin.   1) Login to DirectAdmin panel. 2) Click the button ‘SpamAssassin Setup’ from the section ‘E-Mail Management’.   3) From here we can setup the SpamAssassin.   4) SpamAssassin is currently enabled. If you want to disable, please click the button ‘Disable’.   5) There are 7 sections to configure the SpamAssassin. You can change settings to your prefe   [...]

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Backup Management in DirectAdmin

Posted at December 11, 2015 at 4:52 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to manage backups in direct Admin. Creating Backups 1) Login to Direct Admin panel. 2) Select the button ‘Create/Restore Backups’ from the section ‘Your Account’.   3) Here we can create backups for the following categories. Website Data E-Mail FTP Databases   4) Select the corresponding boxes and click ‘Create Backup’ button to create the backup.   5) We can see the list of curr   [...]

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MySQL Management in Direct Admin

Posted at December 11, 2015 at 4:52 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to manage MySQL in Direct Admin.   1) Login to Direct Admin panel. 2) Click the button ‘MySQL Management’ from the section ‘Your Account’.   3) We can create new database by clicking the button ‘Create new Database’.   4) Enter the new database details and click the button ‘Create’.   5) If you want to delete the database, select the database and click the button ‘Delete’. &n   [...]

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DNS Management in Direct Admin

Posted at December 11, 2015 at 4:51 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how manage DNS in Direct admin.   1) Login to Direct Admin panel. 2) Click the button ‘DNS Management’ from the section ‘Your Account’.   3) Here we can see the zone file of your domain.   4) If you want to delete any record, select the corresponding record and click ‘Delete Selected’ button.   Common Records. NS – Nameserver record. Specifies the hostname that used to search for the d   [...]

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Manage Cron Jobs in Direct Admin

Posted at December 11, 2015 at 4:51 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to manage cron jobs in Direct Admin. 1) Login to Direct Admin control panel. 2) Click the button ‘Cronjobs’ from ‘Advanced Features’.   3) Enter the details in ‘Create a New Cron Job’ section.   4) After entering the details, Click ‘Add’ button.   5) That will create the cronjob. Some useful info about cronjob : Valid cron time values are the numbers indicated and *. You can specify    [...]

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Manage Email Accounts in DirectAdmin

Posted at December 1, 2015 at 1:33 pm by Jithin

In this document, we can check how to manage email accounts from Direct Admin. 1) Login to your direct admin panel. 2) Click ‘E-Mail Accounts’ button from ‘E-Mail Management’.   3) Click on  ‘Create mail account’. 4) Enter the new email account’s details and click ‘Create’ button.   5) Now new email account has been created. 6) If you want to delete any email account, select the corresponding email account and click ‘Delete’ button   [...]

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