Supported Services

Cutting-Edge Technologies

DirectAdmin web hosting control panel evolves continuously to provide clients the latest technologies. At the moment the following selected software gets installed and configured automatically with DirectAdmin: Database servers, WWW servers, PHP (5.x/7.x) modes, Web applications, IMAP/POP3 Server, Mail Transfer Agent/SMTP server, Mailing list, anti-SPAM solutions, Antivirus software, FTP server, Web Aplication Firewall, WWW Usage Statistics.

Database Servers

  • MySQL 5.5/5.6/5.7/8.0

    Most widely used open-source relational database management system.

  • MariaDB 5.5/10.x

    MySQL drop-in replacement. Improved performance. Supports encryption and master<->master replication in version 10.1. MariaDB is led by the original developers of MySQL including the founder of MySQL.

WWW Servers

  • Apache 2.4

    Apache is the world's most widely used web server software.

  • Nginx 1.15

    Alternate Web Server. DirectAdmin supports Nginx as a standalone server or as a reverse proxy of Apache. Nginx developers put the most efforts to provide high concurrency, high performance and low memory usage. It is not suitable for everyone's need as a standalone server, because it does not offer .htaccess and CGI support.

  • LiteSpeed Enterprise 5.x*

    Apache Drop-in Replacement. Supports HTTP 2/0. Built-in page caching. Advanced .htaccess caching. Fast LiteSpeed SAPI for PHP.
    * commercial 3rd party product

PHP 5.x/7.x Modes

  • mod_php

    A standard PHP module for Apache. Works in combination with mod_ruid2 to run PHP scripts under user privileges.


    An alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. PHP works as a separate process. Users can select between up to 4 active versions for their domain.

  • FastCGI

    Utilizes suexec to support different users with their own instances of PHP. Reduces memory footprint of the web server when compared with mod_php.


    LiteSpeed Server API for PHP. Up to 50% greater performance than Apache with mod_php. Up to 20% better performance than FastCGI. It is supported with LiteSpeed Enterprise web server only, with an exception of CloudLinux OS, where you can run LSPHP with Apache webserver.

Web Applications

  • phpMyAdmin

    A tool written in PHP for administration of MySQL databases over the Web.

  • RoundCube webmail

    A browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface. It provides full functionality you expect from an email client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching and spell checking.

  • SquirrelMail webmail

    SquirrelMail is a webmail package written in PHP. It includes built-in pure PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP protocols, and all pages render in pure HTML 4.0.

IMAP/POP3 Server

  • Dovecot 2.x

    Email server written with security primarily in mind.

Mail Transfer Agent/SMTP server

  • Exim 4.x

    Responsible for receiving and routing email messages.

Mailing List

  • Majordomo 1.94.5

    A a mailing list manager written in Perl.

Anti-SPAM solutions

  • SpamAssassin

    Email spam filtering based on content-matching rules.

  • Pigeonhole

    Adds support for the Sieve language and the ManageSieve protocol to the Dovecot Secure IMAP Server. Provides ability for end-users to configure their filters.

  • Easy Spam Fighter

    SMTP-time SPAM filter. Detects SPAM before it is queued for delivery.

  • BlockCracking

    Protection for outgoing SPAM.

  • Rspamd

    Compiled SpamAssassin replacement (in develeopment).

Antivirus software

  • ClamAV

    Antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats. Supports scanning of email messages, FTP and PHP uploaded files.

FTP Server

  • ProFTPd

    Highly configurable FTP server software.

  • Pure-FTPd

    Lightweight FTP server, always designed with security in mind. The code is always re-audited as new kind of vulnerabilities are discussed.

Web Application Firewall

  • ModSecurity

    ModSecurity is a toolkit for real-time web application monitoring, logging, and access control. It let’s you forget about hacked customer websites. Supported in Apache, Nginx and LiteSpeed web servers. We have a good partnership with Comodo, official ModSecurity ruleset suppliers for DirectAdmin.

WWW usage statistics

  • AWstats

    Powerful and featureful tool that generates advanced statistics graphically.

  • Webalizer

    Lightweight and fast log file analyzer.

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