How to convert a reseller to a user in DirectAdmin

As of April 2021, there is no way to convert a reseller account to a user account from the DA GUI. You must use instead shell commands.

How to convert a reseller account to a user account:

1. Log into DA server with SSH

2. Edit the file


and change the username type from



directadmin reseller user
DA reseller to user conversion – step1

3. Remove the reseller USERNAME from


Just edit the file, find the line containing the USERNAME, and remove it.

4. Add the USERNAME to the admin user. Edit the file


and add on a new row the with the USERNAME.

The USERNAME is now no longer a reseller.

NOTE: the USERNAME is the account name – like “plothost” for example.

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