Every server requires software updates from time to time in order to patch bugs and release new features. In DirectAdmin, this is called CustomBuild and updates can be installed through the control panel of your VPS by logging in as the Admin.
Once you are logged in, either scroll down to the Extra Features section to locate the CustomBuild icon or use the search bar and type in CustomBuild and select the link.
DirectAdmin allows you the ability to change your PHP version with a simple click.
MultipleDomains If you have multiple domains hosted on a single DirectAdmin account, click on the domain name where you see Domain: yourdomain.com (your domain is a blue hyperlink located near the search field) to toggle between the domains to then manage your site redirects. DirectAdmin Account Manager Section For the majority of users, setting the PHP Version is enough and you likely won’t Add New Override.
In order to access System Information within DirectAdmin, begin by logging in to your DirectAdmin User account.
Within the menu, navigate to System Info and Files > System Information
This page provides you with details of the server your web hosting account is on as well as specifics about your own account.
System Information Hostname Home Directory Uptime Cores Count CPU
Services DirectAdmin Version sshd httpd Version Dovecot Version Exim Version pure-ftpd Version mysqld Version named Version Load Average Last 1 minute Last 5 minutes Last 15 minutes If you need any assistance, please submit a ticket for Technical Support
In order to access Site Stastics within DirectAdmin, begin by logging in to your DirectAdmin User account.
Within the menu, navigate to System Info and Files > Site Summary, Statistics, Logs
Domains Statistics Under the Domain Statistics tab you will find a link to the Usage Log and the Error Log for each of your hosted domains. Click the link to download and view.
Usage Statistics Bandwidth Click to view details about your bandwidth usage Disk Usage Click to either update your current disk usage and/or view details Account Configuration An overview of your hosting plan which includes the server IP address and nameservers along with other details about your Hosting Account.
In order to access Create / Restore Backups within DirectAdmin, begin by logging in to your DirectAdmin User account
Within the menu, navigate to Advanced Features > Create / Restore Backups
Search The DirectAdmin Search function works very well and makes it very easy to locate the Create / Restore Backups page. Type Backup in the search bar and the link to the Create / Restore Backups page will appear. DirectAdmin Advanced Features Section Include Near the top of your screen, either leave the radio button to include all domains or selected domains.
Difficulty Level: Easy
If you navigate to Extra Features > Webmail:Roundcube while you are logged in to your DirectAdmin User account, you will access the Webmail login page in a new browser tab or window.
Alternatively, you can open your web browser and type in yourdomain.com/roundcube/ to access this same page. Replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name.
You will need to enter your email address and password to access webmail.
Export a Database Difficulty Level: Easy
If you want to backup your database (no files) before you make changes, you can follow these steps:
Login to your DirectAdmin Account as the User
Navigate to Extra Features within the Menu and click on phpMyAdmin. phpMyAdmin will open in a new tab or window of your web browser.
Select the database that you want to backup from the options in the left column.
In order to access File Manager within DirectAdmin, begin by logging in to your DirectAdmin User account.
Within the menu, navigate to System Info and Files > File Manager
The following tasks can be done within File Manager
Create Files Upload Files Create Folders Modify Permissions Delete Files Deleting Files In order to delete a file, we’ll want to navigate to the public_html directory – you can click on it to enter into that directory.
The following are links to the information included in the System Information and Files section of the DirectAdmin User Control Panel. Explore each link to further reveal the features and information included.
File Manager Learn how to access File Manager and how to use it to manage your website files System Information Learn where to find the System Information for your DirectAdmin account Site Summary / Statistics / Logs Find out where to locate usage history and account logs within DirectAdmin