Category: Control panels

Cannot create database with DirectAdmin

I see a lot of DirectAdmin users who cannot create a mysql database. When you see the following error, I am sure I can help you out: Error connecting to MySQL: Access denied for user ‘da_admin’@’localhost’ (using password: YES) First make sure your mysql root password is working, you can test it out using the […]

Cannot access Plesk login page

After the installation / upgrade of Plesk you can access the Plesk Control Panel via URL: or https://your-servers-IP:8443 but probably you get redirected to https://incorrect-url:8443/relay This is caused by a misconfiguration of your hostname on your server. You can solve this by running the following command as root: # /usr/share/plesk-billing/update-hostname –new-hostname <Your server IP> […]

Installing / Enabling SpamAssassin on DirectAdmin

By default SpamAssassin is not enabled nor installed on a system with DirectAdmin. I wrote a very simple How-To to install SpamAssassin. Install SpamAssassin: # cd /usr/local/directadmin/scripts # ./ Probably you will get some Perl error like: REQUIRED module out of date: Archive::Tar optional module missing: Digest::SHA optional module missing: Mail::SPF optional module missing: IP::Country […]

Webmail is showing the default plesk page

After upgrading Plesk 9.x to Plesk 10.0.0 / Plesk 10.0.1 webmail is not working anymore. When entering http://webmail.domain.tld the default Plesk page is showing. Here is a simple workaround, please note that you need root access on your server. Run the Plesk installation script in repair mode, replace pp10.9.0-bootstrapper with your own version. This will […]