Enabling access to private_html for new accounts

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Apr 6, 2013

I have just created a new domain account on the server.

I am in the Control Panel, in Dashboard for the account, within: Dashboard > Domain Management > Modify Domain

Previously, I was given the option to allow the account to enable access to private_html and use that as well as public_html (one for https and one for http requests). After a recent update of DirectAdmin, it seems that the option has disappeared, and all new accounts are forced to only use public_html. No option to remove symlink anymore.

How can I revert to users being allowed to access and use the private_html directory for https requests as before?

Thanks for responding. :)

When in File Manager, I can see that there is a black arrow on the private_html folder and hovering over it shows a link to public_html. However, I see no option to remove it within File Manager. Can you please be specific?
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For me, the 'remove' option wants to just delete the whole folder to trash, not remove the symlink.
idk, but DA offer this solution when customer want to use directory insteat of symlink, ( already have conversation in some threads).
You can try clicking REMOVE as I did, and it asks you to verify if you want the folder sent to trash. no mention of Symlink. Perhaps the recent DirectAdmin update has removed the feature. Being able to use private_html is essential to me, and part of the server.

Can someone from the DirectAdmin team explain why the option has disappeared from the Control Panel and explain how I should go about getting access back to private_html?
Thanks for the added information :) . I already found another way around it... I was able to revert to an older skin, changing the user account's skin from Evolution to Enhanced (older one). I was then able to click the radio button for "Use a directory named private_html" in domain settings. Once done, I change the skin back to Evolution.
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yeah, I don't know why DA completely remove UI from create page and edit page. If they think edit domain will loss some data, so just remove UI from edit page only, what's the purpose to remove UI from create page. it not harmful anything.
Hi mehranbeigi

Since yours is a different problem, I highly suggest you create a new post with the appropriate subject heading, and write the full steps you did before the error occurred. That way you have more chance of getting a solution to your problem.

yeah, I don't know why DA completely remove UI from create page
It's because it's not used anymore, it's ancient stuff and not used anymore, other panels don't even have a private_html anymore. Which is the reason I laughed to his statement about the idea to remove it, and now childish Roberto needed to put some laughs at a couple of my post to "get me back" because he couldn't stand it.
In spite of his name change he hasn't grown since ouw previous encounter.
I already did. It's you who was responding oddly to my smiley. But I will leave you alone, have better things to do.
Go away, please. You continually trolling every time I post something is not welcomed. Please cease. I asked you some time ago to cease your constant trolling messages, and here you are back again. Just leave people alone that ask you to stop. Please kindly get the message. Not welcome here! bye.
I asked you some time ago to cease your constant trolling messages
It was only 1 time, not every time. And you didn't ask anything. Some time ago I tried to help and you were commanding me to go away and being very arrogant and indecent. Asking nicely will help, commanding won't.
And I'm not a troll... I don't need to change my name like you did, so people won't recognize behaviour in the past.
So just leave me, and I will be gone automatically. Bye.
Not to be like i'm team Richard (eventho i'am) but you being disabled and having autism is not my problem. You could be a 3 headed whale for all i care. This is an online community and you might not like some peoples answers or the way they write.
@ericosman It doesn’t matter if it’s on an online forum or in the real world; if someone is rude and persistently harassing and generally condescending, then you or I can choose not to engage with that individual and request they cease. I did so, some time ago, politely, and yet he continued then and followed it up here. I am perfectly within my right not to engage with someone who does not follow any form of netiquette with me. I really do not want to continue this thread, since my problem was solved already, everything else is now off-topic for me. There is life beyond this forum which some don't seem to realise and treat it like their personal fiefdom fighting imaginary flame wars.
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and persistently harassing and generally condescending,
So now you pushed me to responding, because you are rude and you are a lier, only trying to put me in a bad light on an unfair way.

We had good communication in several threads, which can be seen if people check all the threads you started.

We had ONCE a discussion where you started a flame against me because of a misunderstanding and then you started to be rude to me while I was mearly trying to explain something.

So if you want to start blaiming me again, for a discussion we had ONCE and not "persistently" and "everytime" as you untruthfully tell... well here is the thread so everyone can see for themselfs who was the rude one. And also can see that after that I have NEVER answered any thread of you anymore.
So your accusation about me bulying and throlling is an antisocial lie.

P.s. at that time you used the alias "themadguru" and indeed mad you are.

So stop accusing me from trolling "every time" and the other lies you tell now, then I won't respond to you anymore. Which I didn't in the first place. I responded to @jamgames2 and not to you!
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