Installing Horde in Direct Admin

You can use the following steps to install Horde in a Direct Admin server.

1. First check whether IMAP module is enabled in PHP, if not recompile PHP with IMAP support.

$ vi /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild/configure/ap2/configure.php5

Add the following entries.
–with-imap=/usr/local –with-imap-ssl

$ /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild/build php n

If you are doing the installation in a VPS, sometimes you might get the following error:

configure: error: utf8_mime2text() has new signature, but U8T_CANONICAL is missing. This should not happen. Check config.log for additional information.

To fix this error install the libc-client-devel package

$ yum -y install libc-client-devel.i386 rpm

Now download the horde install script for DirectAdmin and install it.

$ wget
$ tar -zxvf horde_install.tar.gz
$ sh horde_install/

This will install Horde in the server. Now you can access the Horde webmail using the URL

If you get the following error when accessing Horde through browser,

A fatal error has occured DB Error: connection failed PASSWORD:

then do the following:

$ mysql
mysql > grant all privileges on da_horde.* to da_horde@localhost identified by “PASSWORD”;
mysql > flush privileges;
mysql >\q

3. If you would like to access the Horde using the URL do the following :

First add an A record for Then add the following VirtualHost entry in the /etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf file and restart httpd service.

$ vi /etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

<VirtualHost IP1:80 \
ServerName webmail
ServerAlias webmail.*
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/horde

$ service httpd restart

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