Adding domain pointer with e-mail and SSL options

If you add a domain pointer to a DirectAdmin domain, you can not set-up the e-mail accounts and SSL certificates by default. Almost all the options are not available.

To fix this you can remove the domain pointer and add the domain as a normal domain to the account. It has to be the same account due to permissions.

Then, remove the private_html folder, symlink it to the public_html and set the correct permissions with this piece of code:

rm -rf /home/user/domains/domain.com/private_html
ln -s /home/user/domains/domain.com/public_html /home/user/domains/domain.com/public_html
chown -h user:user /home/user/domains/domain.com/public_html

Now you have the same effect of the normal Domain Pointer in DirectAdmin, but you are able to use the interface for all other DirectAdmin options!

Author: Maarten Keizer

Hosting guru. WordPress addict. n00b programmer.

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