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Install Direct Admin on Linux systems

Step 1)
Do you meet the system requirements?

– Clean OS install: Redhat 7.2, 7.3, 8.0, 9.0, Fedora (any version), CentOS (any version).

PS :- The setup file for Redhat also works for Fedora and CentOS (any version).

– At least one external IP address (NAT/LAN-based systems will NOT work).

– SSH installed, gcc installed (these are usually standard with 99% of systems).

Step 2: Make sure your license information is correct.

Sign into your client account at

*** https://www.directadmin.com/clients ***

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 the DA billing system hasn’t processed your order yet).

Step3) Login as root and download the setup.sh file


# wget https://www.directadmin.com/setup.sh

Step4) Change permissions on the setup.sh file


# chmod 755 setup.sh

Step5) Run the setup script!


# ./setup.sh

You will be prompted for a client ID number, license ID number, and hostname.

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 good. Having the same host/main domain name will cause e-mail and FTP problems. Also, please make sure the hostname resolves once you setup DNS.



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