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It is quite common to see automated attempts to locate PHPMyAdmin URLs for the purpose of bruteforcing when perusing the webserver access logs and domain logs. You can eliminate the threat of attacker success by restricting access to PHPMyAdmin to the panel only. This will require that a user is already logged into the DirectAdmin […]

How to adjust PHP Settings in DirectAdmin?

Like MultiPHP INI Editor in cPanel, DirectAdmin introduced PHP Settings. Using the same option, you can manage various settings of PHP, such as managing memory limit, error reporting, etc. Learn how to adjust PHP settings in DirectAdmin? 1. First, to login into DirectAdmin control panel visit, or https://IP-address:2222 or https://server-hostname:2222. 2. Navigate to Account Manager → PHP Settings. 3. In the […]

How to disable/enable php_functions?

In many cases, your web application might not work as expected due to certain enabled/disabled php_functions; at that time, you need to submit the request with the server administrator or the host to disable/enable the specific php_functions. If you have cPanel or DirectAdmin control panel’s root-level access, then this article will help you with how […]

Softaculous is the leading one-click app installer in the web hosting industry, and it is widely offered by shared/reseller hosting providers. KnownHost also offers a softaculous app installer for free with shared hosting, reseller hosting, and managed services. We will be covering some of the most common settings of a softaculous app installer. Configure Common […]

What is Subaddressing? Subaddressing is also known as ‘plus addressing’ or ‘detailed addressing’, and describes the ability to send email to an address that not only contains an email username, an @ character, and a domain, but also a delimiter character and a ‘detail’ string. For example, sending an email to the address, which uses the + as the […]

Enabling DKIM with DirectAdmin

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DKIM is a means of authentication using cryptographic techniques designed to combat email spoofing. A DKIM-enabled mail server will generate a hash of the email contents that it wants to sign, use its private key to encrypt it, and sign the outbound message with it. Remote servers receiving email from the DKIM-enabled mail server will […]

DirectAdmin License has Expired

Invalid license errors are either due to wrong uid/lid, IP, or date, or the DA cron isn’t running. You should first see if the cron is running by searching the cron log for license update crons, If not, try to run the cron manually, If you see errors like the following, you may need to […]

WordPress is an open-source content management system. It is more popular due to versatility and the community contribution towards wordpress to make it a multipurpose platform. In some cases, WordPress might get affected by malicious code/plugin leading to a whole cPanel compromise; in that case, we always recommend removing the affected plugins, themes and the […]

The following instructions have you logging in as admin initially just in case you need to enable the DSN Control option for the user. If the user’s account doesn’t have the MX Records menu in DirectAdmin, you will need to enable this option. Learn, How To Configure Your DirectAdmin Server To Use a Remote Mailserver […]