Learn How To Install DirectAdmin on CentOS 6 or 7

March 4, 2019

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    DirectAdmin is a proprietary web-based control panel that you can install on your server which offers a variety of system-administration features.

    In this article, we are going to install DirectAdmin on a CentOS server.

    First, make sure that you are logged in under your root user and that you have purchased a DirectAdmin license from their official site.

    Update your server so that it has the latest packages:

    yum update

    Next, we are going to install the packages that DirectAdmin needs on CentOS 6 to run properly. You can do that by executing the following command:

    yum install wget gcc gcc-c++ flex bison make bind bind-libs bind-utils openssl openssl-devel perl quota libaio libcom_err-devel libcurl-devel gd zlib-devel zip unzip libcap-devel cronie bzip2 cyrus-sasl-devel perl-ExtUtils-Embed autoconf automake libtool which patch mailx db4-devel

    If you are running CentOS 7, run the following commands:

    yum install psmisc net-tools systemd-devel libdb-devel perl-DBI

    Now, download the DirectAdmin installation script through wget. If you don’t have wget yet, then you can install it via the command yum install wget.

    wget http://www.directadmin.com/setup.sh
    chmod 755 setup.sh

    To run the installation script, simply enter in the command:


    Follow the instructions on screen to complete the DirectAdmin installation. You can access DirectAdmin once its finished installing with your web-browser by navigating to http://server_ip:2222.

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