Changing some or all DirectAdmin related account passwords

Introduction In some cases, it may be necessary to change all account passwords on your DirectAdmin server. For example if  the server was compromised, or leaks that have been found (such as the recent openssl security holes), or an employee who has all the passwords has left the company. Changing all passwords on a server… Read More »

DirectAdmin command line tasks (dataskq).

DirectAdmin has quite a few tasks that can be handled using the Command Line Interface by saving an action to “/usr/local/directadmin/data/task.queue“. These tasks are then executed by dataskq, which is invoked by cron every minute. Once the task is done, the task.queue file is removed. Some useful actions can be found below, and are the… Read More »

Enable IPv6 on your Directadmin server

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) was designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (the IETF) to expand the amount of IP addresses available. IPv6 addresses are 128-bit addresses, expressed in hexadecimal notation (for example, 2001:DB8:8::260:97ff:fe40:efab). There are 2128 IPv6 addresses, or roughly 340 trillion, trillion, trillion. This huge amount of addresses is expected to accommodate… Read More »

How to solve quota problems in Directadmin

At our company we are running about 2000 Directadmin servers and we come across quota problems very often. There are some different reasons for this quota problems which all require a different solution. In this blogpost I want to introduce you to the different types of quota problems which can occur at Directadmin servers. After… Read More »

How to upgrade your Directadmin server with mod_ruid2

Introduction In this post I want to introduce you to the Apache module mod_ruid2. Mod_ruid2 is a Apache module for PHP-CLI installations to offer extra security and convenience for customers. In this post we will explain how mod_ruid2 works and how you can install it at your Directadmin server. When you are using mod_ruid2, the… Read More »

The ultimate guide to installing Directadmin

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to install Directadmin onto different operating systems. This tutorial will include: Directadmin installation on FreeBSD Directadmin installation on Debian Directadmin installation on Ubuntu Directadmin installation on Linux Mint Directadmin installation on CentOS Directadmin installation on Redhat Directadmin installation on Fedora Directadmin installation on Scientific Linux… Read More »