The ip of this machine () does not match the ip in the license filewhen trying to start DirectAdmin (or (126.96.36.199) instead of ()) then the ethernet_dev setting in your directadmin.conf files isn't setup correctly.
/sbin/ifconfigto see which device name your IP is on. Common devices names/formats are: eth0, eth0:1, eth1, venet0:0, etc.. Note that you can specify the sub-device name to get different IPs.
ethernet_dev=eth0where you'd replace eth0 with the name of the ethernet device you should be using.