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All directadmin.conf valuesLast Modified: Apr 15, 2013, 3:27 pm
This is the list of directadmin.conf values, as of November 16, 2009.
The format of this document will be the name and default value.
Note that if the value does not exist in the directadmin.conf, it will be the default intenal value within DirectAdmin.
Adding a value to the directadmin.conf would override the internal default.
You can always see what values are being used on your system by typing:

/usr/local/directadmin/directadmin c

For any newer values, or values not listed here, you can always search the versions system for them.

Variables with default values which are (null) should not be added to the directadmin.conf unless you plan on using them.
If you want to remove that variable, then completely remove it from the directadmin.conf.



port=2222


Port Used for DirectAdmin to run on.


ssl_port=0


Allows DirectAdmin to run on 2 ports at the same time, where the port value specified in the ssl_port option will use SSL.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=492
http://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=15


ipv6=0


Basic support for IPv6
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=936


servername=your.hostname.com


The hostname of your system used by DA.  It should match the actual hostname of your system.
Must comply with these mail system rules.


ns1=ns1.hostname.com
ns2=ns2.hostname.com


Values set at Admin Level -> Admin Settings -> ns1/ns2
http://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=283


numservers=5


Number of child processes spawned at DirectAdmin startup.
DirectAdmin uses the prefork method for preparing child processes.


timeout=60


Number of seconds a directadmin process is allowed to run before generating a timeout signal and aborting.
Note that some more time consuming processes use a multiplier on this value.


session_minutes=60


Number of minutes an inactive DirectAdmin session will remain logged in.
After that time, the User must authenticate again.
After every page load of DA, the counter resets to 0.


maxfilesize=10485760


The maximum size, in bytes, that a POST can be.  This is mainly used for file uploads but applies to all POSTs.
Do not set this value to a very small number, as it would block normal POSTs as well (User creation, etc), if it's too small.


log_rotate_size=5


Depreciated value for apache log size before rotation. Logs are rotated each tally because webalizer requires a closed log before processing.


logs_to_keep=5


Number of apache logs to store for Users in /home/user/domains/domain.com/logs


max_username_length=10


Max length a username can be.  Max is 14 because of the 16 character mysql database name limit and the username naming prefix.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=189


login_history=10


Number of of login attempts to store
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=239


disable_ip_check=0


Option to disable the IP check in sessions.  Only use if your IP rotates between requests.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=443


allow_foreign_key=0


Allow non-local IP addresses to login using the session key system.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=839


simple_disk_usage=0


For systems where disk access needs to be kept to a minimum, enabling this option relies only on the system quotas. Stats will not be completely correct as a result.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=996


hard_quota_multiplier=1.1


Ratio for the soft-limit to hard-limit for quotas.  Allow a grace period for Users to go over their quotas up to the hard-limit.  After the grace period, they can only delete files until below soft-limit again.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=918


usersdir=./data/users


Location of User data.  You'll not likely want to be changing this unless you're doing something very creative with your file system.


zip=1


Ability to zip and unzip files in the filemanager.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=895


awstats=0


To enable Awstats for DirectAdmin.
http://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=277


webalizer=1
rotation=1


Webalizer is enabled by default.  Rotation will disable the rotation of apache logs before running webalizer.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=507


use_syslogd=0


For use with the syslogd logging facility, which allows for more logging options including remote logs.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=517


cluster=0


on/off for Multi Server Setup for dns clustering.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=533
http://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=97


remote_dns_retries=0


Number of retries by DA if the cluster sync fails.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=882


allow_ttl_override=1


Lets the Admin or User set a TTL value other than the default.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=1130


named_checkzone=1


DA runs new proposed zones through a check and only saves if it passes.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=1167


allow_dns_underscore=0


Lets the Users use the _ character in their dns records.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=1394


wrap_long_dns_values=1


Long records, like DKIM TXT records are broken into multiple shorter lines for cleaner viewing.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=1395


dkim=0


Ability to enable DKIM for domains (requires manual changes)
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=1189


cloud_cache=0


File used by CloudLinux for quick access to uid numbers and package names.
Same update times as for the show_all_users.cache.  If enabled:
/usr/local/directadmin/data/admin/cloud.cache


dovecot=0


If you have dovecot, this will be set to 1.
http://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=143


count_pop_usage=1


Ability to shut off email quota reporting on the email accounts page to speed up loading.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=641


pop_disk_usage_cache=1


Alternative to disabling pop usage is to generate a cache instead.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=642


purge_spam_days=0


If you have Maildir, this option tells DA to remove all emails in the spambox older than this number of days. Now purges Trash folder too.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=785
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=794


skip_hometargz_in_backups=0


To speed up the backup process, skip the home.tar.gz file, which omits some email data, among other things.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=934


skip_domains_in_backups=0


To be selective with backup data, this will skip /home/user/domains for all Users.
You'd really only use this if you have other means, like rsync, for backing up that data.
Handy if you just want to restore the User will all of his settings, but without his web data.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=960


skip_imap_in_backups=0


Similar to skip_domains_in_backups, when this option is enabled, it will skip the folder:
/home/user/imap
from being in your backup.
Enabling this skip will only skip the email data itself (email messages), and does not skip the email accounts/passwords.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=1040


skip_databases_in_backups=0


Enabling this option will exlucde databases from all backups.
This will skip everything, including DB settings, DB Users, and the sql data for the databases themselves.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=1069





show_db_usage=1


Ability to hide or change the rules for when DA shows the sizes of databases.
Allows for DBs with many tables to not have it's usage counted on the display page.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=664


show_pointers_in_list=1


Options shows domain pointers on the "List Users" and "Show All Users" page.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=910


check_subdomain_owner=0


Option to prevent a User from creating a subdomain of a domain belonging to some other User.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=925


use_uid_counting=1


To prevent ever reusing the same uid/gid again.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=979


process_list_debug=0


Debug option to be used with the dataskq to list processes from the '/bin/ps aux' output if a program isn't seen to be running by the dataskq (and likely gets restarted repeatedly).


logdir=/var/log/directadmin


Log directory used by DirectAdmin.


logger=/usr/local/directadmin/logger


Depreciated.  "logger" was the program used to split up log entries into different logs, used by apache in realtime.. which bogged down the system with thousands of logger programs (for each VH) hence it was dropped.


loghostname=0


Option used to do reverse IP lookups in logs.  Slows things down quite a bit.


admindir=./data/admin


Path for admin data related to the serverpath.  You're not likely going to want to change this.


serverpath=/usr/local/directadmin


Main path for all DirectAdmin data.  Don't change unless you know what you're doing (you'd need a very good reason to do so)


ticketsdir=/usr/local/directadmin/data/tickets


Location where the tickets and messages for the internal messaging system live.


license=/usr/local/directadmin/conf/license.key


Location on disk where the directadmin license file lives.


templates=/usr/local/directadmin/data/templates


Location on disk for all templates.


sessions_dir=/usr/local/directadmin/data/sessions


Location on disk for DA login sessions.


block_token_chars=$[]<>:#


Values that are not permitted to be passed between pages via GET for the tokens.
There is a newline character in there as well, in the internal values.  Can't add newline if you override it due to configfile limitations..


docsroot=./data/skins/enhanced


Path of the default skin to be used.  Used for CMD_SKINS?reset=yes resets if your custom skin has gone bad.


demodocsroot=./data/skins/enhanced


Skin used for the demo.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=171


skinsdir=./data/skins


Location where the skins are to be found.


internal_lang=/usr/local/directadmin/data/skins/enhanced/lang


Location for the fallback internal language files if other skins don't have them.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=927


language=en


Default language for the system, also for the demos.


SSL=0
cacert=/usr/local/directadmin/conf/cacert.pem
cakey=/usr/local/directadmin/conf/cakey.pem


Turn on/off ssl for DA ('./directadmin c' output for this is lowercase 'ssl=0' FYI)
http://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=15


ssl_cipher=(null)


cipher for DA over ssl forcing which ssl protocol to use.
The (null) default value can only exist if the ssl_cipher value is not in the directadmin.conf, which means that if do not want any ssl ciphers, you must completely remove the ssl_cipher value from your directadmin.conf, or else an empty string of ciphers will be used which wouldn't work.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=957


carootcert=(null)


The caroot is for the ca root certificate used to prevent the ssl popup on your purchased ssl certificates.
See the SSL=0 setting above for more info.
The (null) value operates in the way way the ssl_cipher does, so don't add this variable unless you're going to use it.


taskqueue=/usr/local/directadmin/data/task.queue


Location of the task.queue file used for background tasks run by the dataskq. You'll probably never change this.


taskqueueda=/usr/local/directadmin/data/task.queue.da


Similar to the task.queue file, but for data added to it by the "diradmin" user when root access can't be obtained (cronjobs mainly)


quota_partition=/home


The value of the partition you want DA to use for user quotas.
http://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=159
http://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=42


ext_quota_partitions=(null)


If you have another partition you want DA to count, specify that partition here.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=611


extra_backup_option=


If you want to insert extra commands for tar to use when creating user backups.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=792


ethernet_dev=eth0


The network device name that holds the licensed IP.  Other common values: eth1, eth0:0, venet0:0, etc.
http://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=160


bind_address=(null)


If you want DA to only listen on one IP address. Note it *only* listens on the IP you specify.. doesn't include 127.0.0.1 if you specify a public IP.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=301


ssl_redirect_host=(null)


Ability to specify where to redirect a User who is connecting to https over http.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=801


force_hostname=(null)


Force a browser to use a specific value when connecting.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=917


apache_ver=1.3


Specified the apache version used for httpd.conf writing.
The only 2 valid values are 1.3 and 2.0.  If you're using apache 2.2, you'd still use 2.0.


apachelogdir=/var/log/httpd/domains


Location where the domains logs and bytes logs are stored.


apacheconf=/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf


Location of the main httpd.conf where DA will add the User httpd.conf "Include" lines.
With custombuild, this will be /etc/httpd/conf/extra/directadmin-vhosts.conf


apache_pid=/var/run/httpd.pid


Location of the apache pid file. Used to send an HUP right after rotation the apache logs to reopen them.


apachemimetypes=/etc/mime.types


Mime.types file used to look up file extention types to include in http header replies.


apacheips=/etc/httpd/conf/ips.conf


Location of the ips.conf used by DA for adding baseline apache VirtualHosts for shared IPs.


apachecert=/etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt
apachekey=/etc/httpd/conf/ssl.key/server.key


The shared server certificate and key.  Used for the server IP and shared IPs https connections.


secure_access_group=(null)


A security permissions state where the group ownership of a home directory is set to this value, allowing only that group visible access to the folder, thus blocking other users.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=961


apache_public_html=0


If set to 1, sets the public_html to chmod 750, chown to username:apache.
This is a primitive version of the secure_access_group and is considered outdated.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=497


graceful_restarts=0


Allows for cleaner, quicker, smoother apache restarts (but is in testing)
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=980


safemode=OFF
open_basedir=ON


Default values for safemode and open_basedir.
Admin Level -> Php Safemode Config
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=339
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=676


fm_owners=|USER|:|GROUP|
fm_file_permissions=644
fm_dir_permissons=755


Ability to change the default permissions and ownership of filemanager created files.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=847


owsadm=/usr/local/frontpage/version5.0/bin/owsadm.exe


Path to frontpage binary.  Don't change this unless you know what you're doing.


sshdconfig=/etc/ssh/sshd_config


Path to the sshd_config.  Will rarely be changed.  Once case where you might change it is to set a plecibo file for DA.
http://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=168


ftpconfig=/etc/proftpd.conf


Path to the proftpd.conf.  I actually don't think that DA ever uses this...


ftpvhosts=/etc/proftpd.vhosts.conf


Path to the proftpd.vhosts.conf, used for extra IP virtualhosts. (eg: owned IPs)


ftppasswd=/etc/proftpd.passwd


Main proftpd password list.


ftpsep=@


The character used after usernames and before the domain name.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=587


namedconfig=/etc/named.conf


Path to the named.conf (default varies per OS)


nameddir=/var/named


Path to the named db directory (default varies per OS)


ip_blacklist=/usr/local/directadmin/data/admin/ip_blacklist
ip_whitelist=/usr/local/directadmin/data/admin/ip_whitelist
bruteforce=0
brutecount=10
exempt_local_block=0
brute_force_time_limit=120
clear_blacklist_ip_time=0


The settings for the brute force login detection system.
Blacklist: http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=573
Whitelist: http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=705
Automated removal: http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=1013


backup_nice=19


Default nice value for User bacukps.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=577


reseller_backup_bandwidth=1


Include Reseller backup bandwidth in their usage.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=640


quota_update_interval=10


Frequency a User is allowed to update his disk usage via the button.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=578


hide_outlook=0


Ability to hide the MS Outlook column.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=594


filemanager_du=1


Do recursive folder disk usage counting in file manager
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=678


hide_ip_user_numbers=0


If you're sharing an IP among many Resellers, hide the number of Users on that IP.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=876


user_can_select_skin=0


Give the User the ability to pick whatever skin he/she wants.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=977


check_partitions=2
partition_usage_threshold=90


How often to check the partitions for high usage.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=628


disk_usage_suspend=0


Option to suspend based on disk usage.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=713


send_usage_message=1


Used if you wish to block usage warning emails
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=765


addip=/usr/local/directadmin/scripts/addip
removeip=/usr/local/directadmin/scripts/removeip


Scripts called by DA to add/remove IPs to/from the nework device.


emailvirtual=/etc/virtual


Path to the email data (account names)


emailspoolvirtual=/var/spool/virtual


Path to the email data for when mbox used (actual emails)


count_email_usage=0


Ability to override DA's manual email counting vs using system qutoas (really only applies to mbox)
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=488


maildir_with_new=1


This was for a template change. It's not recommend you go back.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=938


hide_webmail_links=0
webmail_link=webmail


Ability to hide or change the webmail links and webmail button.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=735


user_helper=www.site-helper.com
reseller_helper=reseller.site-helper.com
admin_helper=admin.site-helper.com


Ability to change URLs for the help button.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=404


mysqlconf=/usr/local/directadmin/conf/mysql.conf


Path to the user/pass that DA will use for the connection to mysql.


damycnf=/usr/local/directadmin/conf/my.cnf


Path used for cnf file which is given to the mysqldump script to hide user/passwords from the ps output.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=969


msg_sys=Message System


If you want to name your hosting company in the message system emails, this lets you specify the "name" part of the "From" header.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=568


sysbk_conf=/usr/local/sysbk/conf.sysbk


Config file fo the "sysbk" script (Admin Level -> System Backup)
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=394


mq_exim_bin=/usr/sbin/exim


Where exim lives for the mail spool query calls in Admin Level -> Mail Queue Admin


incremental_ftp=1


When uploading backups, file will be uploaded between backup creation to lower total disk usage.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=454


allow_user_exec=0


To give your Users ability to use the API to run scripts (potentially dangerous, use at your own risk)
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=657


allow_numeric_username=0


Ability to override checks to allow a username that starts with a number.  Not recommended for most OSs.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=685


tokenizer_debug=0


Ability to generate skin/template debug output.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=930


lost_password=0


Feature to let users reset their passwords without bugging the Admin.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=734


htm_all_scripts=0


Lets you run all_pre.sh and all_post.sh script on HTM files. Handy for creating your own scripted areas in DA that are not plugins.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=863


old_public_html_link=1


Ability to change ~username to be ~username/domain.com, thus allowing use of all domains before they resolve.
Feature was disabled by default due to mass confusion and complaints, but can still be enabled if you want it.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=855
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=897


frontpage_on=1


Ability to shut off frontpage in the interface.  It's disabled by default with custombuild.
FrontPage is discontinued. Do not use it.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=754


reseller_warning_thresh=75
user_warning_thresh=80


Limit percentages for email warnings.
See "send_usage_message" (above) to disable these messages completely.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=851


tally_after_restore=1


If you wish to not run the tally after you restore data, set to this to 0.
This will lower your cpu time, but make your usage stats out of sync until the next tally.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=853


restart_apache_after_tally=1


After a tally is run, apache is restarted.  Set this to 0 if you don't want it to restart.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=1020


background_delete_size=10240


Push Account deletion to the background for large account sizes to prevent timeout in browser (megabytes).
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=929


tmpdir=/home/tmp


Location for temporary data.


backup_tmpdir=/home/tmp


Location for backup data assembly.
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=883

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