DirectAdmin rules! :)

Started by Ekatherina, Jul 02, 2022, 04:01 AM

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As a shared/reseller web hosting person/customer, I've been reserved toward DirectAdmin.
With loads of, with any luck constructive, complaint toward it.

Started playing with it, simply to analyze the ropes in case it will become prevalent, however it had a range of downsides as compared to cPanel.

Now, I'd say it has matured. Almost a yr due to the fact that I had absolutely stopped the use of any cPanel web hosting.

These days, upon listening to the information of my present day issuer being sold/merged/partnered/some thing, I began out migrating web sites to a tried&tested "backup" issuer, simply in case, earlier than I see how the brand new device runs after the merge and the server/personnel changes are done.

DirectAdmin to DirectAdmin migrations are a breeze!
Even as an normal shared/reseller web hosting person (i.e. low user privileges).

It's simply brilliant. Export backup, import it to the brand new account and all of it works out of the box, proper away.
Every file, database, .htaccess setting etc.

Without having to trouble issuer's technical support, wait or similar.

Now, I'm a chunk weary of the use of cPanel web  hosting withinside the future, because it takes greater time to do guide migrations, even if it is cPanel-to-cPanel.

I keep in mind having backups and being capable of circulate in case of any troubles to be of critical importance.
Hence, in my opinion, that is a big plus for DirectAdmin.

Hoping to peer cPanel pull some thing similar, or to peer a number of the notably renowned (and reliable) web  hosting carriers begin supplying DirectAdmin reseller web  hosting, in addition, if now no longer in place of cPanel.

I apprehend that a issuer can without problems try this in cPanel from the WHM, however I can not do it as a customer.
It's loads higher being capable of try this on one's own, whilst it is maximum convenient (for live web sites with plenty of activity).

For complete disclosure, I've began out the use of a cPanel provider, for reliability and recognition reasons, hoping to pay attention on making content, in place of doing migrations.
But it is been a hard call, for the purpose mentioned on this post.


Everybody have their personal experience however my revel in is definitely distinctive concerning DA. Specially cPanel customers by no means like it.
You may also lose lot of business simply due to the fact you're the usage of DA. It has lot of problems. For instance the day before today a person opened ticket he can not edit their files the usage of file manager.

the Said customer become the usage of Laravel utility which use many custom record extensions. When we checked and after Google discovered the record extension should be in /etc/mime.types.
We by no means face such problems with other panels.


DirectAdmin is a handy web hosting control panel. Easy to set up, easy to use!
DirectAdmin is the fastest and least resource-intensive panel of all existing commercial hosting control panels. Free and regular updates of the version of the DirectAdmin panel throughout the entire period of its use significantly distinguish it from others.

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Using logs (event logs)

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
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RewriteLogLevel 3

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Using a redirect (redirect)

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To view the values of some variables in the address bar of the browser, for instance here