Creating Administrator Accounts

From the main Administrator menu, navigate to Account Manager → select the “Create Administrator” link. You will see a page that looks like this:

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Note: All Admins have the exact same authority. That is, any Admin can delete another Admin and create new Admins. So think carefully whether you want to create several admins or not.

First enter an (Admin) Username. This can be 4-8 characters long. Then fill in a Password. You can also choose for “random” to automatic create a password by the system. Enter a valid e-mail address and check the “Send Email Notification” box to send the new Admin their account information. Click “Create” when you are finished. With the green button “Edit Admin Message” you can edit the message.

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If you want to edit an existing Admin, navigate to the User Level → System Info & Files and select “Site Summary/Statistics/Logs”.
Then click on the “Edit Account Configuration.
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Suspending Admins

To suspend an Admin, in the main menu, navigate to Account Manager → List Administrators, check the User/Admin you want to Suspend and click the the “Suspend” button in the menu above. A suspended Admin is unable to Login into the control panel, create websites or access his/her own web site(s). In addition, all websites created by that Admin (through their Reseller panel) will also become suspended.

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Note: Resellers created by the Admin will not become suspended.

Deleting Admins

To delete an Admin, place a checkmark next to the Admin(s) you want to delete and click the “Delete” button. When you delete an Admin, you are deleting that specific Admin account, website and Users who where created by that Admin through the Reseller panel!

Note: Deleting an Admin will not delete the Resellers created by that Admin.

Need more help?

Please contact your hosting company for more assistance, or visit the DirectAdmin support forum at

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