Step 1: Do you meet the system requirements?

Step 2: Make sure your license information is correct

If you have purchased a VPS from Brixly, then you are able to obtain a DirectAdmin licence for just £1/m. If you would like to add a Directadmin licence to your VPS, get in touch with our sales team using the chat in the bottom right-hand corner of this page.

Step 3: Run the Installation

Log in as root to your server, download the installation script, and run it:

bash <(curl -Ss https://www.directadmin.com/setup.sh) auto

The auto method will be best for most people. It automatically installs everything for you, including the CSF firewall.


Accessing the Control Panel

DirectAdmin can be accessed at http://server.ip.address:2222. Use the Admin username/password from the output information provided by setup.sh (the same information is specified in the /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt file).

Recommended Changes

We would recommend modifying the following settings in DirectAdmin...

/usr/local/directadmin/conf/directadmin.conf

ssl_redirect_host= # Enter your servers hostname here

max_username_length=30

ns1= # Set to your preferred nameserver (ns1.cloudns.io, for example)

ns2= # Same as above, but for ns2

one_click_pma_login=1

one_click_webmail_login=1

zstd=1

After making changes to the DirectAdmin configuration, you can restart the DirectAdmin service by running the following...

service directadmin restart

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