Step 1: Do you meet the system requirements?
- Clean OS install: check this page to ensure you've got a supported OS.
- At least one external IP address.
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
We would recommend modifying the following settings in DirectAdmin...
ssl_redirect_host= # Enter your servers hostname here
ns1= # Set to your preferred nameserver (ns1.cloudns.io, for example)
ns2= # Same as above, but for ns2
After making changes to the DirectAdmin configuration, you can restart the DirectAdmin service by running the following...
service directadmin restart