Starting this release patch version segment in DA version strings is being removed. For the last 20 releases last digit (version patch level) did not had any significant meaning. Update
1.63.0 had the same significance as update
Old version structure were kept for quite some time because of some legacy systems that used to expect DA version to conform to this layout (for example we could not have
1.63.10). Now all of the requirements for version structure is relaxed and we can switch to a versioning system which more closely represents actual release semantics.
Instead of releasing
1.64.0 this release will have a version
1.640. Three digits minor version numbers are kept to keep consistent with the recent releases.
newCommand for DirectAdmin update
DirectAdmin main application command line interface is exteded with new
update command. It can upgrade DirectAdmin installation to the latest available version or upgrade to a specific release.
da update # Update to the latest available DA version from configured release channel da update alpha # Update to the latest available DA version in a given channel da update 80ef....6b # Update to specific DA build
This command performs the same steps as
getDA.sh script, but is is safer to use because it takes into consideration EOL distros. Using
getDA.sh script on EOL distro might install non-functional DA build. Using
da update is safer because platform and distro will be automatically selected to be compatible with current system.
improvedWordpress install removes old index files
When installing a new Wordpress instance using Wordpress Manager after successful installation old index files like
index.htm will be removed.
Creating new domain adds a static
index.html page into default document root. If this file is not removed after installing Wordpress to this domain it can still be shown depending on the web server configuration (index file order). Nginx servers would show Wordpress site as it prefers
index.php, apache would serve static file
After this change - it does not matter which web server is used or what is default index file order any remaining index files will be cleaned leaving only main Wordpress
index.php file present.
improvedDirectAdmin server periodically runs dataskq
In previous releases periodic tasks used to be executed every minute with a help of cron job. With this release cron-job is replaced by
dataskq execution directly from main directadmin server.
Time interval between
dataskq executions is now controlled by a new
dataskq_run_interval. Default value is
dataskq run every minute (same as old cron-job). Time values can have
m suffixes for seconds and minutes.
evolution improvedResponsive DirectAdmin server restart request
Requesting DA server restart via Evolution used to create a restart task, which can take up to a minute to be executed (on next
With this release DA server can be restarted immediately without having to wait for next
improvedAbility to create login-urls via API without main account password
Creating new login-key or new login-url via GUI requires main account password to be provided.
With this change when login-key or login-url is created via API call original account password no longer needs to be provided. This allows login-keys to be used to create login-urls without knowing main account password.
evolution fixedDisable Hotlinks protection button in refreshed layout
In Evolution using refreshed layout
Disable Hotlinks Protection button was non functional. Issue is fixed.
evolution fixedFile Manager freezing on resize
File Manager becomes unresponsive to anything when resizing browser window. Issue is fixed.
evolution fixedAbility to select already protected directory
By adding password protected directory, it was possible to select already protected directory. Issue is fixed.
evolution fixedDisabled IMAPSync Start Migration button
There was a race condition causing
Start Migration button to sometimes be disabled even after all the required fields are filled. Issue is fixed.
evolution removedSupport for local evolution translations
Starting this release Evolution will come with a pre-built list of translations pulled from our https://translate.directadmin.com translations repository.
With this change we would like to consolidate all the localization efforts and avoid each DirectAdmin user managing its own set of translations.
Support for Apache 1.x and
apache_ver directadmin.conf option removed
apache_ver is removed from
directadmin.conf. It was used to determine if legacy httpd 1.3 configuration needed to be used in apache configuration. Apache httpd 1.3 has been deprecated since 2010 and
apache_ver has effectively become redundant.
This change also removes httpd 1.3 vhost templates for new installations.
There makes a change in official templates:
If you have customized versions of these templates please check against official ones and remove all usages of
APACHE_VER template variable.
Important: Make sure server is running apache 2.x, this update will break Apache 1.x config.