Creating Accounts on DirectAdmin
Updated by Linode Written by Chris Ciufo
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DirectAdmin is a commercial web-based control panel for server systems. It can help ease the burden of common system administration tasks such as website creation, database deployment and management, and more. This article will show you how to create a reseller account on DirectAdmin.
Create a Reseller Package
Before you can create a reseller account on your DirectAdmin Linode, you’ll need to set up a package for resellers through your admin login. The first thing you need to do is log into your DirectAdmin panel with your admin user. Then, click on the “Manage Reseller Packages” link under the Server Management section. You’ll then need to click the “Add Package” link near the top of the page. You’ll want to fill in the form with the limits you wish to impose on the reseller plan you are creating. An example of the completed form is shown here:
Create a Reseller Account
Once you have your reseller package created, you can move onto creating your reseller’s account. Click the Home icon at the top of the page, then the “Create Reseller” link in the Server Management section. You’ll want to fill in the form presented with your reseller client’s information:
Make sure you use a valid email address as the DirectAdminsystem will email your reseller their account details! That email will look similar to this:
Dear Customer, Thank you for making us a partner in your web hosting venture. Your reseller account has been created with the following details: Username: myuser Password: S0HodzLr Domain: tomydomain.com To log in immediately, follow this link, using your username and password: http://220.127.116.11:2222 Once your domain resolves, you will be able to follow this link: http://www.mydomain.com:2222 Bandwidth: 5000 Megabytes Disk Space: 1000 Megabytes Virtual Domains: 10 Subdomains: 100 Number of IPs: 0 You must use these dns servers for your domain. They can be changed through your domain registrar. NS1: ns1.linode.com NS1 IP: 18.104.22.168 NS2: ns2.linode.com NS2 IP: 22.214.171.124 POP Email Accounts: 100 Email Forwarders: 0 Email Autoresponders: 0 Email Mailing Lists: 10 POP Server: mail.mydomain.com SMTP Server: Your ISP's outgoing mail server Login: myuser2 Password: S0HodzLr FTP accounts: 1 Anonymous FTP: OFF FTP Server: ftp.mydomain.com Login: myuser2 Password: S0HodzLr IP: 126.96.36.199 Use 188.8.131.52/~myuser to access it until the domain resolves. SSH Access for your users: OFF SSH Access: OFF Overselling: ON MySQL Databases: 20 Domain Pointers: unlimited Secure Socket Layer: ON CGI: ON PHP: ON DNS control: OFF Once again, thank you for partnering with us. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions
Create a User Package
You can create user accounts either through the admin login or any reseller login. If you are logged into the DirectAdmin panel with your Admin login, just click the “» Reseller Level” link located on the top right of the panel. You’ll need to create a package for your user accounts, so you’ll want to first click the “Add Package” link under the Account Management section. You’ll want to fill in the form with the limits you wish to impose on the user account plan you are creating. An example of the completed form is shown here:
Create a User Account
Once you have your user package created, you can move onto creating your user’s account. Click the Home icon at the top of the page, then the “Add New User” link in the Server Management section. You’ll want to fill in the form presented with your reseller client’s information:
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