Becoming familiar and Navigating around in Direct Admin
This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to Direct Admin
Now let’s familiarize ourselves with Direct Admin
Across the top of the main Direct Admin screen, there are icons available for easy access to the most popular tools
The Webmail icon will take you directly to your webmail application…..
The Password icon is a quick link to where you can change or reset your account password…..
The Help icon will take you to complete documentation on using Direct Admin…..
The Files icon takes you directly to File Manager
Let’s go take a look at the available Help documentation….. click the Help icon
… and the Logout icon is what you click when you are finished with Direct Admin. You should always logout when you are finished
Click the editing HTML link here
This is the main Help page, and it has dozens of helpful links for learning how to use Direct Admin
We get taken to a page that explains exactly how to edit HTML pages, complete with additional links you can click to get more information
Now click the Creating e-mail accounts link
Here’s a page that explain how to create email accounts
This help page is a terrific source of information on using Direct Admin
On the right of the screen is some general account information
You can see how much disk space you’ve used, and how much you have available to you…..
….. and same with Bandwidth (or data transfer), E-mails, FTP accounts and MySQL Databases
Now back at the main Direct Admin page…..
Click the Server Information link here
… and if we scroll down…
Here we can see detailed information about the server…..
Scroll back to the top of the page…..
We can see if all the services in the server (Exim, MySQL, Apache, etc) are running properly
Click the Home icon
Now let’s take a look at the Installed Perl Modules….. click here
This page lists every Perl module that’s installed in the server. You may need to consult this page if you’re installing a script that needs a certain Perl module, and you’re unsure if it’s installed
This list is very long…..
Click the Home icon here
This is the end of the tutorial. You should now be more familiar with navigating around in Direct Admin. To learn more about the various features of Direct Admin, you can return to the Help link on this main page