A Step-By-Step Tutorial to Set Up a GitHub Repository for a DirectAdmin Hosting Print

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A Comprehensive Guide to Integrating GitHub with DirectAdmin Hosting for Efficient Web Management


DirectAdmin is an increasingly popular web hosting control panel, and GitHub is the go-to platform for version control. Integrating these two can streamline the management of your web assets. This tutorial aims to provide you with a step-by-step guide to set up a GitHub repository for your DirectAdmin End User Panel. We'll cover the process of cloning, pulling, and pushing changes, thereby giving you a robust version control system for your website.


  • A DirectAdmin End User Panel account
  • A GitHub account
  • Git installed on your local machine
  • Basic understanding of SSH keys (optional but recommended)

Step 1: Initialize a New GitHub Repository

  1. Log in to GitHub: Open your GitHub account and navigate to the "Repositories" tab.
  2. Start a New Repository: Click the "New" button.
  3. Configuration: Name your repository and optionally provide a description. Choose the visibility as public or private.
  4. Additional Settings: It's good practice to initialize the repository with a README file. You may also add a license and a .gitignore file at this stage.
  5. Create: Click "Create repository."

Step 2: Secure Connections with SSH Keys (Recommended)

SSH keys provide an added layer of security and are recommended for secure communications between your local machine and the server.

1.Generate SSH Key: Open your terminal and run:

ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "your-email@example.com"

2.Accept or Change Path: Follow the on-screen instructions, specifying the file path or accepting the default.

3.Set Passphrase: Optionally add a passphrase for extra security.

4.Import SSH Key to DirectAdmin: Go to "Account Manager" > "SSH Keys" in your DirectAdmin panel, click "Import Key," and paste the public key (~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub).

Step 3: Clone Your GitHub Repository in DirectAdmin

  1. Access File Manager: Go to "Files" > "File Manager" in your DirectAdmin panel.
  2. Create Directory: Make a directory to house your GitHub repository, and navigate into it.
  3. Open Terminal: Either open the built-in "Terminal" in DirectAdmin or connect via an SSH client.
  4. Clone Command:

git clone git@github.com:username/repository.git

  1. Replace username and repository with your GitHub details.

Step 4: Git Configuration and User Details

  1. Navigate to Repo Directory:

cd path/to/cloned/repo

Set Git User:
git config --global user.name "Your Name"
git config --global user.email "your-email@example.com"

Step 5: Managing Changes - Pull and Push

1.Pull Changes:
git pull origin main

2.Add and Commit Changes:
git add .
git commit -m "Commit message here"

3.Push Changes:
git push origin main

Conclusion and Next Steps

You've successfully set up a GitHub repository linked to your DirectAdmin End User Panel. This robust setup will significantly simplify your workflow, offering a centralized version control system for all your web assets. Happy coding!

For more intricate queries or issues, feel free to refer to our detailed knowledge base at Domain India Knowledgebase or submit a ticket for further assistance at Domain India Support.

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