Step1: Do you meet the system requirements?
- Clean OS install: check this pageopen in new window to ensure you've got a supported OS.
- At least one external IP address.
Step2: Make sure your license information is correct
Sign into your client accountopen in new window and click the "view" link next to your license.
Verify that the server IP address and operating system is correct. Also make sure that the license is Active and Verified (if it isn't, then our billing system hasn't processed your order yet).
Enter your license key: (Enter auto if you do not know your key)
Step3: Begin the installation!
Login as root to your server, download the installation script, and run it:
bash <(curl -Ss https://www.directadmin.com/setup.sh || wget -O - https://www.directadmin.com/setup.sh) 'Provided license key should go here'
Check overview section if you'd like the insallation to be customized.
Important: The hostname should not be the same as the primary domain name. e.g. gary.com is not a good hostname, where server.gary.com is. Having the same host/main domain name will cause e-mail and FTP problems. Also, please make sure the hostname resolves once you set up DNS.
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
Check first steps for next move.
Need more information?
You can email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or send an inquiry by visiting the contactsopen in new window page. We are available Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM Mountain Standard Time. You may also visit the forumsopen in new window to see if your question has been answered there.