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_user logins, with password demo.


Should you find any issues, or have suggestions, please post them to the Evolution section of the forum.

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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