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In this guide, we will demonstrate How to install Direct Admin on CentOS7.

1. Login to your server first via SSH or KVM, via root.
2. Now, disable selinux.

setenforce 0
sed -i ‘s/enforcing/disabled/g’ /etc/selinux/config

3. Run the below command to install all the required packages for the DirectAdmin Control Panel.

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 bzip2-devel lsof psmisc net-tools systemd-devel libdb-devel perl-DBI
xfsprogs rsyslog logrotate crontabs -y

4. Now, download the install script and run it.


5. Follow the steps from the wizard, select the default options. It will ask if you want to install the necessary packages, answer yes and they are already installed by the command above.

6. Install the license, by getting the details from the DirectAdmin website control panel. Following are the example details that we are using. Enter your details, not the ones which we are using.

Please enter your Client ID: 66879
Please enter your License ID: 258236
Please enter your hostname (
It must be a Completely Qualified Domain Name.
Don’t use a domain you plan on using for the hostname:
(don’t use Use instead.)
Do not enter http:// or www
Enter your hostname (FQDN):
Client ID: 66879
License ID: 258236
Is this correct? (y,n) : y
Is eth0 your network adapter with the license IP ( (y,n) : y
Your external IP:
The external IP should typically match your license IP.
Is the IP in your license? (y,n) : y
DirectAdmin will now be installed on: Enterprise 7.2
Is this correct? (must match license) (y,n) : y

7. Now, you will be asked a further sequence of questions, mark yes to all of these questions for a basic installation with the default versions that DirectAdmin recommends.

8. When the installation is done, you will see the following output and will be able to login to the control panel.
Use your own Server IP, not this one. Enter your Admin username and password when prompted.

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