Licensing / Updates
From the main Administrator menu, navigate to Support & Help → select the “Licensing/Updates” link. You will see a page that looks like this:
This table provides information about your DirectAdmin license and version status.
This is the IP address that the license is assigned to. The license will only work on that IP address.
Name in License
This is the name you selected when you ordered the license.
This is the license ID generated by our licensing system. It helps us keep track of all licenses.
User ID / Client ID
This is the login ID of your DirectAdmin client account.
This is beginning date of the license file. For example, a license for the month of May would be Valid After May 1 00:00 and Valid Until May 31 23:59:59.
This is the expiry date of the license. For example, a license for the month of May would be Valid After May 1 00:00 and Valid Until May 31 23:59:59. The license file will be automatically updated before expiry unless you have configured DirectAdmin in such a way that the control panel is accessed through SSL. In that case, you would need to update the license manually before the expiry.
Current Server Time
This is the time according to the server. License creation and expiry depends on the server time being set accurately. Please ensure the time is accurate for your time zone, or your license may stop working unexpectedly.
This is the amount of time remaining before your license expires. The license file will be automatically updated before expiry unless you have configured DirectAdmin in such a way that the control panel is accessed through SSL. In that case, you would need to update the license manually before the expiry.
This is the time the license file was last updated on your server.
This is the version of DirectAdmin that is installed on your server.
Current Available Version
This is the most recent version of DirectAdmin. Unless you are using a lifetime license, your Server Version should match the Current Available Version. If it doesn’t, click the “Update DirectAdmin” button.
This is the time when the copy of DirectAdmin on your server was last updated.
Updating DirectAdmin: Version / License
DirectAdmin is designed to automatically update when a new version is released. Your license file is automatically updated approximately 1-3 days before expiry. If you need to manually update, you can always click the “Update License” and “Update DirectAdmin” links.
Manual updates (both software and license) are required when DirectAdmin is configured to be accessed through SSL (e.g. https://domain:2222).
Need more help?
Please contact your hosting company for more assistance, or visit the DirectAdmin support forum at https://forum.directadmin.com/.