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  1. mkniskanen

    Multiple issues with CB2

    Note: I decided to post this one anew as there were no comments to it previously. I am currently having a severe headache with CB and seriously considering moving the services on the server to a clean, non-DA, non-CB one. I stress that a year ago I installed the server from scratch using the DA...
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    php-fpm leaving zombies

    Hi, I have updated PHP using Custombuild 2.0 but I cannot say whether the problem is in the build process or elsewhere. My problem started by getting warnings from CSF (Configserver firewall) about php-fpm processes staying alive more than half an hour. Being a moron I have neglected them...
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    Replacing Custombuild with yum

    Has anybody got rid of Custombuild updates for PHP. For me there are no pros, only cons to use Custombuild. The main problems are the long time it takes to compile a service and some weird out-of-memory crashes during the build process plus some problems I have encountered so far. I have been...
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    Bad Request from localhost

    After getting reports from customers not being able to change their passwords from Roundcube I noticed a problem. Background: DA running SSL-only, port 2223 and working perfectly from the outside, never had any problems. Symptom: Trying to change password in Roundcube gives error "Can't create...
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    Disabling Apache for good

    I have a 5+ years old DA production server which was started as an Apache one. I have now moved all sites from Apache to nginx, currently configuring the virtual servers using home-made scripts. No problem there. I used to have a setup where Apache was using port 80 and nginx 81 but a couple of...
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    From Apache to nginx

    I have a backup server running DA with nginx only and the combination seems to work. Now I have three other servers with DA and I would like to get rid of Apache completely. The servers now have iptables rules for port 80 -> 81 where nginx is listening. I have updated all DA instances to the...
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    Watchdog and VPS

    Does anybody have any experience about good Linux watchdog configuration. I seem to have it installed using the default config but during a recent server lockup (could not find out what caused it) it did nothing. As said I am using the default configuration but I assume it is far from a good...
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    Suspended message for everybody

    I got sick and tired of begging customers to pay their bills. Today I had a couple of cans of beer and came up with an idea to create a "suspended" page that would serve as many people(s) as possible. It is only a start but it will grow. So far I have there English, Swedish, Finnish, German...
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    Best way to redirect to a different port

    Hello, I have a customer with only port 80 open for HTTP and the company policy forbids other ports. Now I need to install Tomcat for some specific power-hungry tasks and administer the services. I would like to keep things as separate from my PHP services as possible. My idea is this: - I...
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    Weird problem with a subdomain

    Hello again. Today I encountered something I have no explanation for. I have used subdomains for ages but after creating a subdomain for an old domain trying to install wikimedia for it I was faced with a weird phenomenon. The subdomain is simply wiki.mycustomerdomain.com and it it resides...
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    Suspending account deletes cron jobs

    Hello again, I have a customer whose account was suspended because an indexing robot was misbehaving and kept reloading the same page for several days and generating several gigabytes of traffic. Well, it was easy to unsuspend the account and give him a few gigs more so that his pages became...
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    Several errors in scripts directory

    I reported a pretty annoying problem some time ago - some of the core PHP scripts had open short tags (<?) instead of long ones (<?php). Today I ran the change_username.sh script in the scripts directory and it broke the user completely, removing vhost and doing other nasty things. After...
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    Open short tags error in DirectAdmin

    I have updated my PHP to only allow standard open tags which will be the future standard from 5.3 on. It broke, of course, some of my own applications but they were quickly repaired after some embarrasment :) However, right hand part of the DirectAdmin "Email management" screen now looks like...
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    General documentation?

    I have not (either) found any general document that could (possibly) answer a few questions like: 1) Does DA update itself regularly (automatically). How do I know it? 2) How do I update Apache, PHP and others or does DA do this automatically? 3) What are the "do's" and "do-not's" 4) Is there a...
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