Installation Instructions for DirectAdmin are available at http://www.directadmin.com/installguide.html
as root and download the setup.sh file
# wget http://www.directadmin.com/setup.sh
Use "fetch" instead of "wget" on FreeBSD systems.
permissions on the setup.sh file
# chmod 755 setup.sh
the setup script!
will be prompted for a client ID number, license ID number, and
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
it! Please see below if you are installing on a VPS, or wanting to
setup DirectAdmin for secure (https://) control panel access.
Special notice for VPS/VDS installs:
for example, on many vps systems it will be:
other systems where the IP is not the base IP on the device, you’d need to simply set the correct number:
or other systems with the IP on a different device, it might be:
to see which device your IP is in.
devicename reported by ifconfig. If your VDS/VPS system emulates eth0,
then you may skip this step.