In this tutorial we will show you how to install DirectAdmin on Ubuntu 14.04. For those of you who didn’t know, DirectAdmin is a web hosting control panel providing a graphical interface and automation tools to simplify server and account management. Features include: E-mail, FTP, DNS and web management, Statistics, Apache configuration, User and reseller management and more.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation DirectAdmin in Ubuntu 14.04 server.
Install DirectAdmin on Ubuntu 14.04
Step 1. First of all make sure that all packages are up to date.
Step 2. Install required packages.
Step 3. Installing DirectAdmin.
Run this command for downloading the DirectAdmin installation script.
You can now run the installation script as thus:
Once the script is running you will be prompted for your DirectAdmin client ID, license number and the hostname of the VPS. Wait a few minutes and DirectAdmin is installed and all services are configured.
Step 4. Configuring DirectAdmin SSL Support.
By default DirectAdmin does not support HTTPS (SSL) based connections ‘out of the box’, so some final configuration changes must be made in order to do so. Here, we’ll show you how to setup a ‘self-signed’ certificate to be used for DirectAdmin HTTPS login. Run the following from your VPS SSH command line:
Now we need to enable SSL within the DirectAdmin configuration:
Find the SSL=0 setting and change it to the following:
Restart DirectAdmin in order for the changes to take effect:
Step 4. Accessing DirectAdmin.
DirectAdmin will be available on HTTPS port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to https://yourdomain.com/2222 or https://server-ip/2222. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed DirectAdmin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing DirectAdminon Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official DirectAdmin on web site.