It's really silly how DA doesn't enable SSL by default but is otherwise a stable, fast and secure control panel.
Here's a copy and paste way of enabling SSL for Directadmin in just a few seconds:
openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:1024 -keyout /usr/local/directadmin/conf/cakey.pem -out /usr/local/directadmin/conf/cacert.pem -days 9999 -nodes
That creates the public certificate and private key pair in the location Directadmin expects to fi........
I've recently used CPanel on the admin side for the first time and have to say I hate it. Everything from the layout to the functionality screams "hackish". It just lacks so many common sense features and way of working.
I was never 100% impressed with Plesk but the basics were definitely laid out and done in a sensible manner, even though it is made by a Russian company, they definitely thought about how to make a Control Panel.
I have no idea why people........