Evolution skin

A new skin for the mobile age

Over the past year, we've been working hard to create a new look to DirectAdmin. We've called this new skin Evolution.
This new skin will have a similar feel to our new directadmin.com website.

The changes brought forward with this new skin are far more than just the skin instelf, but also how it communicates with DirectAdmin. We've added almost 100% json support in DirectAdmin, allowing for in-page editing. This should also open up many options for plugin/script designers as they no longer need to rely only on the CMD_API calls. The GUI CMD_ calls can be used by simply adding json=yes to the request.



Use the usual demo_admin, demo_reseller or demo logins, with password demo.


Should you find any issues, or have suggestions, please post them to the Evolution section of the forum.
We're not yet ready for full support coverage, so please refrain from email us or creating tickets regarding the skin.


  • Improve the responsive design
  • support RTL languages
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2019

For each step, if anyone is testing on their system, be sure to grab the latest pre-release binaries, as major internal changes have been made in DirectAdmin to accomodate the new skin.

Public Release Candidate

The Evolution skin is now in it's Release Candidate phase of testing. It will be included in the 1.54.0 release of DirectAdmin for more thorough testing. At the time of this posting, there are no known bugs, but if you find any, please report it to the forum, in the link below.

You can also find the URL here:


Manual Install or Update

  1. If you're looking to get the absolute latest version/fixes, always grab the latest DA pre-release binaries, as it contains up to date json/feature changes needed by the new skin:
  2. We do recommend a browser hard-reload using


    to ensure it has cached all of the latest assets (js/css/pot).
  3. Report any issues to the forum: https://forum.directadmin.com/forumdisplay.php?f=93 (avoid email/tickets for now)
Have fun! :)


You can find a .po translation guide for the Evolution skin in the KnowledgeBase:

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