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Licensing/ Updates

This section covers explaining License, DirectAdmin values and updating DirectAdmin Version/ License.

Accessing Licensing/ Updates

To access DirectAdmin licensing and/or updates, sign into the control panel and then click on the "Support & Help" icon, followed by the "Licensing/ Upadtes" link.

accessing licensing, updates
accessing licensing, updates

You will see a table, which will provide detailed information about your DirectAdmin and License status.

License Values

License IP

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.

License ID

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.

License Type

This is type of license you are aquired with.

Valid After

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.

Valid Until

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.

Portioned license

Portioned License is a license that has a true expiry at a date further into the future than is set in the physical key. The license will automatically update to the next time period when the key's expiry nears.

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.

Time Remaining

This is the amount of time remaining before your license expires. The license file will be automatically updated before expiry.

Last Updated

This is the time the license file was last updated on your server.

DirectAdmin Values

Compiled On

This is the OS version DirectAdmin was compiled on.

Compile Date

This is the date DirectAdmin was compiled on.

Server Version

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.

Last Updated

This is the time when the copy of DirectAdmin on your server was last updated.

Last Restart

This is the time then DirectAdmin on your server was last restarted.

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" buttons.

Need more help?

Please contact your hosting company for more assistance, or visit the DirectAdmin support forum at http://forum.directadmin.com.

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