Install DirectAdmin on Linode - CentOS 7 Nov 20, 2016

DirectAdmin on Linode


  • Linode account, if you dont have one, go to to register and get $20 bonus with this code: PodcastInIt20
  • DirectAdmin license
  • Basic linux knowledge

Adding Linode server

  1. Login to your Linode Manager and click "Add a Linode", select your plan then click "Add this Linode!" button
    Add Linode server
  2. Next, Go to you newly Linode Dashboard and click Deploy an Image:
    Deploy Linode image
  3. Next, Select CentOS 7 64bit image, SwapDisk and chose a password for your root account:
    Linode settings
  4. Finally, Boot your Linode:
    Boot Linode


  1. SSH to your Linode server.
  2. Install updates for your server:
    yum update -y
  3. Install DirectAdmin:
    yum install -y perl-DBI
    wget -O
    chmod 755


Fix quotas problem

Linode CentOS 7 uses ext4 instead of xfs, so we need to fix the problem. Set use_xfs=0 in /usr/local/directadmin/conf/directadmin.conf and restarting directadmin, then run the following commands:

ln -s /dev/sda /dev/root

Edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local and add this line:

ln -s /dev/sda /dev/root

Then run:

chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.local
/sbin/quotaoff -a; /sbin/quotacheck -avugm; /sbin/quotaon -a;

Reboot your server.

Adding IPv6

If your server have IPv6 address, you can add it to DirectAdmin. First enabled ipv6 in directadmin.conf file:

nano /usr/local/directadmin/conf/directadmin.conf

set extra_spf_value= ip6:xxxx::xx:xx:xxx:xxxx (Note the space after the = character, and replace xxx with your IPv6 address)
set ipv6=1

Restart DirectAdmin, when restarted, go to IP Management and add your new IPv6:
Adding IP

Then link the IPv6 to your IPv4 by clicking on the IPv4 and select IPv6 to link.
Linking IP

For optimize performance and improve security, see this guide.



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