cPanel to Direct Admin Migration - Discussion & Troubleshooting

So the DA Staff has been monitoring recent events and has decided to put forward an updated tutorial for the whole migration process:

To be fair, it looks more simple than I expected.

This thread is for anyone migrating from cPanel to DA and for discussing potential questions/problems you encounter to go through this change together (not that I’m migrating though; happy with ISPconfig) :slight_smile:


8 likes no complaints. Seems like transfers are going smoothly :slight_smile:

Nice to see they’re awake. Still don’t see a twitter doe!

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Maybe waiting until they got that GUI import for cPanel ready :slight_smile:


I’m pressing X a second time on you today. Sorry, bro, but it’s never cut-and-dry.

Did you guys already seen this?

Pricing changes/updates as of July 1, 2019 (No, we aren’t raising our prices)


Yep, it makes sense. That was a wise decision.

Perfectly fine with the lifetime license thing. A “Lite” version is also nice for people that just host a few domains, but lets wait and see what number of domains/account they consider as “few”.

Something like 10 would be a really low number and you’d be better of with a VPS from BuyVM or IntoVPS that offer an internal license for free and host those 10 domains there.

Haven’t tried migration yet but thanks to BuyVM giving free DirectAdmin licenses, did my first DA install on CentOS 7. Decided to make it a full how-to guide on a new site I created dedicated to testing and playing with various control panels.

Comment, suggestions or corrections are welcomed :slight_smile:

Enjoy :slight_smile:


I just added DirectAdmin Apache and PHP-FPM CustomBuild timed benchmarks for with and without ccache compiler cache to step 14 of my DirectAdmin installation guide at


  • DirectAdmin Apache recompiles are 20-30% faster on just 1 cpu BuyVM VPS server !
  • DirectAdmin PHP-FPM recompiles for PHP 7.3 + 7.2 + 5.6 are 68-72% faster on just 1 cpu BuyVM VPS server !

For moving single website from cpanel to directadmin You can try this tutorial:

I found this forum while searching for info about migration on google, sorry if I opened too old thread.

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@eva2000 Have you tested the new RYZEN yet? :slight_smile: