What is DirectAdmin?
DirectAdmin is a web hosting control panel software comparable to cPanel that allows you to manage your website and hosting choices using a graphical, web-based interface. A DirectAdmin control panel allows you to administer an infinite number of websites, email accounts, and other things. DirectAdmin automates operations so that web servers may be shared simply and web site owners can set up and administer their sites rapidly. It is one of the best alternatives for Cpanel as it is simple and cheaper.
DirectAdmin, according to the DirectAdmin control panel website, allows you to
- Create and manage email addresses
- Create and manage FTP user accounts
- Manage DNS
- View statistics
- Manage FrontPage Extensions
- Create and manage subdomains
- Upload and manage file using a file manager
- Manage MySQL Databases
- Backup and restore site files and account data
- Set up error pages
- Set up directory password protection
- Install SSL certificates, set up cron jobs, and other advanced tools
The following OS versions are currently supported by DirectAdmin:
- CentOS: 5.X, 6.x, 7.x
- FreeBSD: 9.x, 11.x
- Debian: 7.X, 8.X, 9.X
- Ubuntu: Is derived from Debian and is supported from 12.04
More details about DirectAdmin:
Email management: Users can create POP3 accounts, control mailboxes, mail forwarding, mailing lists, automatic replies, and web post offices. Filters allow users to block emails by domain name, keyword, and size. With adult mail filter.
FTP management: Users can create FTP accounts and set folder access permissions for each account, and anonymous login is supported.
DNS management: Users can add and delete DNS records, change mail server address settings, and any other DNS-related controls.
Statistics function: Users have detailed statistics related to their accounts. At the same time, DA also supports more advanced settings and Webalizer.
FrontPage extension: Users can turn on and off the Microsoft FrontPage extension at any time.
Second-level domain name management: Users can list, create, delete, and get statistics related to second-level domain names.
MySQL database: Users can easily create, modify, and delete MySQL databases.
Password-protected directory: The user can protect any directory with a username and password.
Error page settings: Users can create custom error pages for 401, 403, 404, and 500 error codes.
Website backup: Using this powerful tool, users can back up or restore what they need. For example, account data, not site files.
File manager: A very user-friendly and fast file management method that can replace FTP. Including all the functions of creating and editing a website.
Create/list/modify accounts: account creation, listing, modification, and deletion can be done quickly and easily.
System/Service Information: Users can quickly view server and system information.
Storage Space configuration plan: Admin or Resellers can create a predefined storage space configuration plan. When creating an account, the Reseller only needs to choose a configuration plan instead of manually setting the space capacity and other configurations of each account.
Reseller statistics: Hosting Resellers will have a very comprehensive summary of resource usage. They can also arrange data by the user to quickly view the overall situation.
Send messages to all users: With DirectAdmin’s own online support system, the Reseller can quickly send messages to all his users.
Import/manage templates: Resellers can quickly import and use new templates.
IP allocation: The Resellers can easily allocate IP addresses to their customers.
Domain name server: The Reseller can create a custom domain name server for his users.
Complete usage statistics: Administrators can view complete system resource usage statistics. In addition, DA monitors the exact network card input and output in real-time.
Control Server: The administrator can watch, stop, start, and restart services in the server.
Reseller configuration scheme: Administrators can create predefined Reseller account configuration schemes. When creating a Reseller account, the administrator only needs to select a configuration scheme instead of manually setting up each account configuration.
Show all users: Administrators can quickly view any account in the system and can be arranged in multiple ways.
DNS management: create, modify, or delete any DNS records on the server.
IP management: The administrator can conveniently manage and assign the IP address tied to the machine.
Authorization/Update: Administrators can view the DA authorization status on the server and download the latest version of security and software updates.
More advanced tools: Users can install SSL certificates, view server information and installed Perl modules, set cron jobs, mime types, and apache handlers, and enable site redirection and domain name pointing.
DirectAdmin has an open API interface, which can be used as a third-party functional module to connect to other systems.
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