# Step1: Do you meet the system requirements?

# 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).

# 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) auto

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

It can also be called without the**'auto'** option, which requires input but allows for customization.

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 /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt file).

Check first steps for next move.

# Need more information?

You can email questions to sales@directadmin.com 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.