Importing and Managing Skins

From the main Reseller menu, Reseller Tools → select the “Skin Manager” link. You will see a page that looks like this:

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Uploading Skins

To upload a skin, click the “Upload Skin” button and locate the file on your hard drive. Skins files take the form of skin-name.tar.gz. Second, type in a name for your skin (do not use spaces or special characters). Third, click the “Upload” button. The new skin should appear in the above table after the upload is finished. You can also checkmark if you want to upload the new skin serverwide.

Manually Uploading Skins

If you cannot upload a skin via the web-based file transfer, you can install the skin manually:

1. Extract the skin file on your hard drive (keep the directory structure intact). Skip this step if using SSH.

2. Make a /skins folder in your /home/username directory (the first directory you see when you FTP in).

3. Make a folder for the skin, and this folder will be the skin name.

4. Upload the extracted files to the directory named after the skin, keeping the directory structure intact.

If using SSH, decompress the files to this directory.

e.g. Upload to /home/username/skins/mygreatskin/

Applying Skins

To apply a skin (make it the current, active skin) checkmark the box next to the skin you want to apply and then click the “Apply to Me” button or “Apply to All Users” button. If you apply the skin to yourself, only you will see the new interface. Clicking “Apply to All Users” button will make the skin default for all your Users (they will now see the new skin when they use the control panel.

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Note: Custom skins can be designed for User only, User and Reseller only, or User, Reseller, and Admin.

Applying Skins to Individual Users

To apply skins to individual users, select the “List Users” from the main Reseller menu. Then, click on the user, select Account Info, choose the skin you want the User to see and it will be automaticaly saved. A Green message box will appear tp confirm setting the new skin for that specific User.

Deleting Skins

To delete a skin, place a checkmark next to the skin you want to delete and click the “Delete” button. Please note you cannot delete skins owned by the Server. You must be the Skin Owner to delete a skin.

Note: If you delete a skin that is in use by your Users, they will automatically be set to the server default theme.

Writing Skins

Visit to learn how to write your own DirectAdmin skins.

Need more help?

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

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