Too long username & softaculous


Verified User
Sep 19, 2014
in directadmin.conf i have seen that i could change the username length through

By default directadmin as a maximum username length of 10 chars, this default accommodates the maximum username length from mysql which is 16. On the other hand, softaculous allows db name that are not bigger than 5 chars because da username (10) + char _ (1) + db name at softaculous (5) = 16

If you increase username length in directadmin.conf, users may have difficulties creating wordpress installations in softaculous because it will exceed a total of 16. Softaculous will answer saying "unable to create database".

it is also something to take into account for all the programs that interact with directadmin through API.