How to create additional FTP accounts in Direct Admin

Click the FTP Management link

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to Direct Admin

Now let’s learn how to create a new FTP account

As you can see here, there is already one FTP account, and it is the main (default) FTP account of this hosting account; this default FTP account cannot be deleted

Let’s go ahead and create a new FTP account…. click here

Enter a new FTP username

Then enter and confirm a password for this new FTP account

Scroll down…..

Then click Create

Choose the extent of access you wish to grant this new FTP user

Success! The new FTP account has been setup, and can be seen here

You can change FTP passwords for your FTP accounts from here

Now let’s delete the FTP account we just created

The FTP account has been deleted

Click the Home icon here

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup additional FTP accounts, change their passwords, and delete them altogether

How to create custom error pages in Direct Admin

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to Direct Admin

Now let’s learn how to create custom error pages in our hosting account

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Click the Custom Error Pages link

Click the 404.shtml link here

This page lists all the error pages you can edit from Direct Admin. Let’s go ahead and edit the 404 Not Found error page, which displays automatically if someone attempts to visit a page in your website that doesn’t exist

Paste the HTML code of the page you want displayed, here in this text area

Scroll down…

Before saving the file, let’s take a look to see if it looks ok… click Preview Html

Let’s return to the edit page…. close this window

This shows what the 404 Error Page will look like

Now let’s save this page by clicking here

The 404.shtml page is now listed in the File Manager, here

Click the Home icon here

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup and modify your custom error pages from within Direct Admin

How to setup email forwarding in Direct Admin

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to Direct Admin

Now let’s learn how to setup an email forwarder (or redirect)

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Click the Forwarders link

Click the Create new E-Mail Forwarder link

An email forwarder is a way to forward emails that are sent to one address, automatically to another address

Enter the email prefix in this box

Then enter the email address where you want these emails to be forwarded to

Click Create when finished

Let’s return to the email forwarders list

That’s it! The email forwarder has been setup, and now whenever email is sent to john@demo1234.com, that email will automatically be forwarded to john@yahoo.com

Let’s delete the forwarder we just created….. click here

From this screen you can add new email forwarders, modify existing ones, or delete them altogether

Then click Delete Selected

The email forwarder has been deleted

Click the Home icon here

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create new email forwarders in Direct Admin, as well as delete them

How to install FrontPage extensions in Direct Admin

Click the Frontpage Extensions link

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to Direct Admin

Now let’s learn how to install FrontPage extensions in our hosting account

Remember that FrontPage extensions should only be installed if you are using Microsoft’s FrontPage to build your website

If you’re not using FrontPage, then do not install the FrontPage extensions

Let’s assume we’re using FrontPage, and need the extensions installed….. you can see here that FrontPage extensions are not currently installed in this account

Let’s go ahead and install them….. you first need to enter your account password….. a step for added security

Then click the Enable button

To uninstall FrontPage extensions, simply click Disable here

That’s all there is to it! The FrontPage extensions have been installed in the hosting account, as you can see here

Uninstalling FrontPage extensions is just as easy, and doesn’t require you to enter your password

The FrontPage extensions have been removed from the account

Click the Home icon here

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to install and/or uninstall FrontPage extensions from your hosting account

How to create a mailing list in Direct Admin

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to Direct Admin

Now let’s learn how to create a mailing list

Scroll down…

Click the Mailing Lists link

Then click Create Mailing List

Enter an address for the new mailing list

When creating a mailing list, remember that you cannot use an email address that’s already setup as a POP account, an email forwarder, or an autoresponder

Then click Create

Now let’s see how to manage this mailing list….. click View

The mailing list bulletin@demo1234.com has been created

Let’s manually add a new subscriber to the digest form of this mailing list. This means that the messages are stored for a period of time (i.e. weekly or monthly), and then sent out as one large message all at once

Let’s go ahead and add a subscriber to the digest list

Click Add

Let’s see how to change the mailing list settings….. click here

The new subscriber has been added as a digest subscriber, and is listed here

Scroll down…

You have complete control over the mailing list, including setting the list description, digest settings, subscribe policy, maximum message length, moderators, and much more

Scroll down some more…

When finished making changes to the mailing list settings, click Save

Click the Home icon here

This is the end of the tutorial. You should now be familiar with mailing lists, how to create them, how to manually add subscribers, and the types of settings you can modify

How to create a MySQL database in Direct Admin

Click the MySQL Management link

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to Direct Admin

Now let’s learn how to create a MySQL database

Let’s go ahead and create a new database… click this link

This is the main MySQL database screen where you can create new databases, or manage existing ones

Create a Database Name, and Database Username in the spaces provided

Then enter the database Username Password here…..

….. and again here

Then click the Create button

Scroll down…

The database has been successfully created

Now let’s return to the database page…. Click Here

Listed here are the values you’ll need if connecting to this database from a program or script

Let’s click on the database we just created

From this page you can create new databases, or modify existing ones

Now click the modify privileges link for this user

Let’s leave everything unchanged…. click the Save button

Although you’ll typically never have to modify any of these settings, this is where you would limit certain types of access for specific users

Click the Home icon here

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to create MySQL databases, and modify user preferences