Directadmin Web Hosting


#1 value control panel

Directadmin offers 3 access levels: Admin, Reseller, and User. You can even add a fourth email level supported by an official free plugin. Please see below for the features provided by each access level and the general features of DirectAdmin. DirectAdmin is the best value control panel available, with prices starting much lower than cPanel. DirectAdmin can only be used on virtual private servers and dedicated servers at this time. SSL for all domains is free from Let's Encrypt.

Administrator features

  • Create / Modify Admins and Resellers

    Admins can create resellers or extra admins quickly and easily with this feature.

  • Reseller Packages

    Admins can create predefined account packages using this feature. When creating an account, the admin simply chooses a package instead of manually setting each account feature.

  • Show All Users

    This feature allows the admin to quickly view every single account on the system and sort this list in various ways.

  • DNS Administration

    This feature allows the admin to create, modify, or delete any DNS records on the server.

  • IP Manager

    This is where the admin sets the IP address available to the server. The admin can also allocate IP addresses to resellers from this menu.

  • Mail Queue Administration

    Tool to view mail queue and its messages. Includes tools to take action on those messages.

  • System / Services Info

    The admin can view, stop, start, and restart services from this menu.

  • Complete Usage Statistics

    This feature provides the admin with a complete overview of system usage. Exact input and output from the server's Ethernet card is also monitored.

  • DNS Clustering

    DirectAdmin talks to other DirectAdmin machines to automatically transfer DNS data between them. It also has the ability to check the other server for a domain to not allow duplicate domains on your DA network.

  • SPAM fighting tools in DirectAdmin

    A wide variety of SPAM-fighting tools are provided with DirectAdmin.

  • Licensing / Updates

    The admin can view his or her license status and download the latest DirectAdmin security and software upgrades from this menu.

User features

  • E-mail Administration

    Users can create POP/IMAP accounts, catch-all e-mail addresses, forwarders, mailing lists, autoresponders, and webmail. Filters allow users to block mail by domain, keyword, and size. Adult Filter is also available.

  • FTP Management

    Users can create FTP accounts and set directory permissions for each account. Anonymous FTP is also supported.

  • DNS Menu

    Users can add and remove records, change MX settings, and anything else that goes with full DNS control. 

  • Statistics Menu

    Users have available every possible statistic about their account. More advanced options and Webalizer are also included.

  • Subdomains Menu

    Users can list, create, delete, and get statistics on subdomains.

  • File Manager

    A user-friendly and fast alternative to FTP. Includes every feature needed to build and maintain a website.

  • MySQL Databases

    Users can easily create, modify, and delete MySQL databases from this menu.

  • Site Backup

    Using this powerful tool, users can backup and restore only what they want to. For example, account data but not website files.

  • Error Pages

    Users can create custom messages and outputs for 401, 403, 404, and 500 error codes.

  • Directory Password Protection

    Users can password-protect any directory with a username and password.

  • PHP Selector

    Allows the client to select which version of PHP should be associated with the .php extension.

  • 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 pointers.


General features

  • Integrated Ticket Support System

    With DirectAdmin's integrated ticket support system, you'll provide better customer service with less hassle. "You have XX messages waiting" is displayed every time you sign in -- and you can set DirectAdmin to notify you of support requests by e-mail, ensuring that no request will be missed. If you prefer to offer support differently, simply turn this feature off.

  • Two-Factor Authentication

    Allows any DirectAdmin account to require the Two-Factor Authentication using a time-based code from a smart-phone app.

  • Plugin System

    Allows to extend DirectAdmin functionality easily. Plugins support Admin, Reseller, and User levels.

  • Live Updates

    Server administrators can click the "licensing/updates" button to view the current license and version status. There is no need to manually download, extract, and install - DirectAdmin performs all updates automatically.

  • Completely Customizable

    DirectAdmin is designed to be as unique as your business. Every aspect of the DirectAdmin interface can be changed, and new designs are easily imported through the "skins" menu.

  • Automatic Recovery From Crashes

    DirectAdmin TaskQueue ensures that all services are up, all of the time. If something crashes, DirectAdmin will attempt to fix the problem by restarting the service. If this fails, DirectAdmin will notify the server administrator immediately.

  • We Support Your Customers Through Site-Helper

    Site-Helper is designed to help you and your customers use DirectAdmin. We provide full instructions on every DirectAdmin feature, along with plenty of pictures and examples.