DirectAdmin provides a clean, efficient user interface that accomodates beginner to advanced users. A powerful 3-level design (Administrator, Reseller, & User) allows easy switching between access types, all under the same login. Design layouts (skins) can be changed at the click of a button, allowing quick & easy changes to the interface.
Let customers - not software - utilize your resources. DirectAdmin is an extremely efficient control panel that uses the bare minimum of system resources. This makes DirectAdmin ideal for systems ranging from low-end VPS units to heavily-loaded dedicated servers. Try it for yourself and experience the difference in speed!
DirectAdmin avoids downtime by automatically recovering from crashes, and sending notifications to the system adminstrator for further action. In addition, DirectAdmin is a completely stand-alone control panel. Administrators are free to upgrade/downgrade services, libraries, etc. without fear of breaking the control panel.
DirectAdmin web hosting control panel evolves continuously to provide clients the latest technologies. At the moment the following selected software gets installed and configured automatically with DirectAdmin: Database servers, WWW servers, PHP (5.3/5.4/5.5/5.6/7.0) modes, Web applications, IMAP/POP3 Server, Mail Transfer Agent/SMTP server, Mailing list, anti-SPAM solutions, Antivirus software, FTP server, Web Aplication Firewall, WWW Usage Statistics.
Most widely used open-source relational database management system.
MySQL drop-in replacement. Improved performance. Supports encryption and master<->master replication in version 10.1. MariaDB is led by the original developers of MySQL including the founder of MySQL.
Apache is the world's most widely used web server software.
Alternate Web Server. DirectAdmin supports Nginx as a standalone server or as a reverse proxy of Apache. Nginx developers put the most efforts to provide high concurrency, high performance and low memory usage. It is not suitable for everyone's need as a standalone server, because it does not offer .htaccess and CGI support.
LiteSpeed Enterprise 5.0*
Apache Drop-in Replacement. Supports HTTP 2/0. Built-in page caching. Advanced .htaccess caching. Fast LiteSpeed SAPI for PHP.
* commercial 3rd party product
PHP (5.3/5.4/5.5/5.6/7.0) Modes
A standard PHP module for Apache. Works in combination with mod_ruid2 to run PHP scripts under user privileges.
An alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. PHP works as a separate process.
Utilizes suexec to support different users with their own instances of PHP. Reduces memory footprint of the web server when compared with mod_php.
LiteSpeed Server API for PHP. Up to 50% greater performance than Apache with mod_php. Up to 20% better performance than FastCGI. It is supported with LiteSpeed Enterprise web server only, with an exception of CloudLinux OS, where you can run LSPHP with Apache webserver.
A tool written in PHP for administration of MySQL databases over the Web.
A browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface. It provides full functionality you expect from an email client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching and spell checking.
SquirrelMail is a webmail package written in PHP. It includes built-in pure PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP protocols, and all pages render in pure HTML 4.0.
Email server written with security primarily in mind.
Mail Transfer Agent/SMTP server
Responsible for receiving and routing email messages.
A a mailing list manager written in Perl.
Email spam filtering based on content-matching rules.
Adds support for the Sieve language and the ManageSieve protocol to the Dovecot Secure IMAP Server. Provides ability for end-users to configure their filters.
Easy Spam Fighter
SMTP-time SPAM filter. Detects SPAM before it is queued for delivery.
Protection for outgoing SPAM.
Antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats. Supports scanning of email messages, FTP and PHP uploaded files.
Highly configurable FTP server software.
Lightweight FTP server, always designed with security in mind. The code is always re-audited as new kind of vulnerabilities are discussed.
Web Application Firewall
ModSecurity is a toolkit for real-time web application monitoring, logging, and access control. It let’s you forget about hacked customer websites. Supported in Apache, Nginx and LiteSpeed web servers. We have a good partnership with Comodo, official ModSecurity ruleset suppliers for DirectAdmin.
WWW usage statistics
Powerful and featureful tool that generates advanced statistics graphically.
Lightweight and fast log file analyzer.