Install VPS and DirectAdmin at Versio

Gewijzigd op Ma, 19 Feb om 9:14 AM

If you purchase a virtual private server (VPS or cloudbox) from us, you need to install it. In this manual we explain how to create a VPS and install DirectAdmin on it.

Table of contents

Step 1: Logging in

Step 2: Virtual machine

Click on Create Virtual Machine at the bottom right;

We recommend Centos 6.x 64 bit.

  • Click Next at the bottom;
  • At the Virtual machine properties screen you provide a number of details:

Label: This is the name of your machine as it appears in the panel.

Hostname: This is the name of your VPS in the form of

Password: This is the password you can use to login to your server via SSH.

Step 3: Resources

  • Specify the number of resources this VPS is allowed to use. 
  • The more cloudboxes you purchase, the more resources you can assign:

  • Click on Create Virtual Machine to finish,

  • It takes about 5 to 15 minutes before the VPS is built and launched. You can view the status in the panel:

As soon as your VPS has been built it will automatically launch.

Step 4: Install DirectAdmin

  • Log in to the VPS using SSH. You can do this using an SSH client such as Putty;
  • The root password of your cloudbox is listed in the panel.

  • Install the default packages. Use the yum default with a Centos installation;
  • Log into the VPS root and run:

yum install -y wget mlocate gcc gcc-c flex bison make bind bind-libs bind-utils openssl openssl-devel perl quota libaio libcom_err-devel libcurl-dev gd zlib-devel zip unzip libcap-devel cronie db4-devel cyrus-sasl-devel perl-ExtUtils-Embed perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker perl-Digest-SHA perl-Net-DNS perl-NetAddr-IP perl-Archive-Tar perl-IO-Zlib perl-Digest-SHA perl-Mail-SPF perl-IP-Country perl-Razor2 perl-Net-Ident perl-IO-Socket-INET6 perl-IO-Socket-SSL perl-Mail-DKIM perl-DBI perl-Encode-Detect perl-libwww-perl perl-Time-HiRes screen libtool 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-sas l-devel perl-ExtUtils-Embed autoconf automake libtool which patch db4-devel mailx openssh-clients rsync

  • Configure the DirectAdmin license to the IP address of the VPS;
  • Go to: Your cloudboxes -> Overview -> Select your cloudbox -> Click manage licenses.

  • Click the DirectAdmin license

  • Select the proper Operating system and the IP address of your Cloudbox:

  • Write down the following details: Customer ID: xxxx - License ID: xxxxxx (You need these details later when installing DirectAdmin);
  • Go to your SSH client and type the following:

chmod x

  • Enter your client ID. This is the number listed under Customer ID with your license in our customer panel;
  • Enter the license ID. This is the number listed under License ID;
  • Specify the hostname of your server as follows:;
  • Check the settings and confirm.

  • If everything is set as you wish you can answer all of these questions with Y.
  • Subsequently, you are presented 4 options of DirectAdmin.

  • We recommend using option 3;
  • DirectAdmin will ask you to use the default settings to install DirectAdmin;
  • If you have no experience with custom installation we recommend using the default;
  • The installation of DirectAdmin is now running. This may take somewhere between 60 to 90 minutes;
  • Don't close your SSH client.

As soon as the installation is finished, you will be presented with all login details. Should you have missed this information

you can request it by entering the following command via SSH:

cat /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt .

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