Direct Admin

Overview


DirectAdmin is an easy to use yet effective web hosting control panel. With the DirectAdmin module for Hostbill you can now provide your customers with the best performance allowing them to manage all vital aspects of their hosting account directly from HostBill client portal: manage Domains, FTP, SSL certificates, setup email accounts, manage databases and much more.

Activating the module


  1. If the module is included in your HostBill edition you can download it from your client portal.
  2. If the module is not included in your HostBill edition you can purchase it from our marketplace and then download it from the client area.
  3. Once you download the module extract it in the main HostBill directory.
  4. Go to Settings → Modules → Hosting Modules, find and activate Direct Admin module.

Connecting HostBill with Direct Admin


  1. Proceed to Settings → Apps → Add new App
  2. From Applications list select Direct Admin
  3. Enter:
    • Name - Name of this connection
    • Hostname
    • IP Address
    • Choose max number of accounts
    • Server Status Address
    • Username
    • Password
    • Control Panel URL

      4. Verify entered credentials by clicking Test Connection to check if HostBill can connect
      5. Save Changes


Adding Direct Admin product


  1. In HostBill go to Settings → Products & Services, and Add new order page
  2. From Order Types select Shared Accounts
  3. Enter your orderpage name, select orderpage template. Save Changes
  4. Add new product in the new orderpage. Provide product name and setup price and then Save Changes.
  5. In product configuration section proceed to Connect with App, select Direct Admin and App server created in previous steps.


For more generic product configuration details including price, automation, emails settings refer to Product Configuration article.

Configuring Metered Billing


Direct Admin module supports metered billing feature. To configure your metered billing package in product configuration in "General" tab select "Metered" under Price. Following variables can be measured and bill automatically:

  • Badwidth

  • Disk usage

  • Domain Pointers

  • FTP Accounts

  • Databases

  • Email Forwarders

  • Mailing Lists

  • Autoresponders

  • Subdomains

  • Domains

Configuring Client Functions   


In Products & Services → Your Order Page  Your Product → Client Functions you can control what features customer will have access to in client portal, by clicking Enable/Disable next to the given option.
Use Edit button to adjust function appearance in the client portal.

For Direct Admin you can enable the following client functions dedicated to this module:

  1. Access Control Panel
  2. Access WebMail
  3. Account Usage/Info
  4. Add-on Domains
  5. Backup Management
  6. Cron Jobs
  7. Database Management
  8. Domain Aliases
  9. Domain Redirects
  10. Email Management
  11. Email Forwarding
  12. FTP Management
  13. Login to File Manager
  14. Login to phpMyAdmin
  15. SSL Certificates
  16. Sub-domain Management
  17. CloudLinux PHP Selector
  18. CloudLinux Node.js apps
  19. CloudLinux Resource usage
  20. CloudLinux Python apps
  21. SSH Keys management
  22. Custom Error pages management
  23. Installed Perl modules listing
  24. Lets encrypt support in SSL Management
  25. Apache Handlers management
  26. DNS management
  27. Domain Pointers management
  28. Logs Browser

As well as number of standard client functions, such as 

  1. Change Billing Cycle
  2. Change Label
  3. Change Ownership
  4. Edit Forms
  5. Graphs
  6. Login Details
  7. Manual Service Renew
  8. New Direct Link
  9. Related Services
  10. Service Auto Renewal