Manage DNS Records using Webuzo

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities.

Domains play a key role when it comes to hosting a website over the web world and thus managing the DNS records for a particular domain manually can prove to be extremely tedious at times. Pointing domains to a particular IP includes adding an “A”, “AAAA”, CNAME”, etc record to the zone file of the particular domains so as to get it live and pointing to the respective IP.

BIND LogoWebuzo installs the DNS Server (BIND) by just a click from the Webuzo Enduser Panel and managing DNS records has become elementary task for the users. Users can Add / Remove/ Edit DNS records with a simple and easy to use GUI.

This article will guide you to ADD , Edit , Delete DNS records from the Webuzo Enduser Panel.

Getting Started

Install BIND
This block will guide you to install BIND by a click form the Webuzo Enduser Panel

Step A) Navigate to the Webuzo Enduser Panel >> Apps >> Utilities and Click on Bind.

Step B) Hit “Install” and it’s Done.
Webuzo installs and configures BIND for you. So, sit back and relax.
Install Webuzo BIND

Managing DNS Records

Navigate to the Webuzo Enduser Panel > Server Settings > DNS Zone Settings which will allow you to Add/ Edit / Remove the DNS Records.
Navigate Webuzo BIND

ADD DNS Record

Required Inputs :
Select Domain – Specify the Domain to Add the DNS record.
Name – Specify the name for the record.
TTL – Specify the Time To Live. Expiry of the Record.
TYPE – Specify the TYPE of Record (CNAME/A/TXT)
Address – Specify the destination of the DNS Record.

Step 1) Populate the Fields and Click Add Record to ADD a DNS Zone Record
Webuzo Add DNS Record

That’s it !!!

Edit DNS Record

Required Inputs :
Name – Specify the name for the record.
TTL – Specify the Time To Live. Expiry of the Record.
TYPE – Specify the TYPE of Record (CNAME/A/TXT)
Address – Specify the destination of the DNS Record.

Step 1) Click on the Edit Icon inline to the record you wish to edit.
Webuzo Add DNS Record

Step 2) Make the required changes and Click Save for the changes to take action

That’s it !!!

Delete DNS Record

Step 1) Click on the Delete Icon inline to the record you wish to delete.
Webuzo Add DNS Record

Step 2) Hit “Yes” to confirm the deletion of the record.

That’s it !!!

Experience the DEMO
Admin Panel : http://demo.webuzo.com/
Enduser Panel : http://demo.webuzo.com/enduser/

Support : https://www.softaculous.com/support/open.php?

WordPress + Lighttpd on Webuzo

Lighttpd Web ServerWordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

Lighttpd Web ServerA single WordPress consumes all the memory on a VPS as in and poorly managed Apache Setup. For this reason WordPress can be deployed easily using Lighttpd. With “lighty” the WordPress installation on a VPS works like a charm. Running multiple sites on a single VPS with just 1 GB RAM, what more can you expect from “Lighty”.

Lighttpd does not use a .htaccess file like Apache does, so you can consider writing your own rewrite rules and include them into the Lighttpd configuration and load all the necessary module to suit the requirements for the site. Webuzo Lighttpd Setup is pre-loaded to have WordPress up and running thus fulfilling the basic requirements.

Webuzo Application Manager provides the complete package to setup the LLMP (Linux, Lighttpd, MySQL and PHP ) Stack and WordPress just by a click of a button. The default installation of Webuzo serves Apache as the default Webserver.

Quick guide to have LLMP setup by default.

LLMP can be installed by a click for the Webuzo Enduser Panel as well as explained in the following tutorial.

Webuzo further allows users to switch among webservers (Apache / NGINX / Lighttpd) at any point of time by a click from the Webuzo Enduser Panel

Getting Started
1) Install LLMP from the Webuzo Enduser Panel >> Apps >> Stacks
Webuzo LLMP Install

2) Confirm whether the services are running from the Webuzo Enduser Panel >> Services Menu
Webuzo Lighttpd Service

3) If you are unable to find Lighttpd in the services and Apache/NGINX instead, you require to switch to Lighttpd as the webserver.
Guide : http://webuzo.com/wiki/System_Utilities
Webuzo Switch Lighttpd

4) Well !!! Time to install WordPress.
Find WordPress in the Webuzo Enduser Panel >> PHP >> Blogs >> WordPress
Fill in the required details and hit Enter
Webuzo Install WordPress

5) Access the WordPress Admin / Enduser Site

WordPress Admin Site :

Wordpress Admin Site

WordPress Enduser Site :

Wordpress Site

Hope that was simple !!!

Webuzo DEMO : http://demo.webuzo.com/enduser/

Note : Users can further configure other modules to improvise the performance of the site.
LIGHTTPD CONF FILE LOCATION : /usr/local/apps/lighttpd/etc/lighttpd.conf

Sources :
http://antesarkkinen.com/blog/wordpress-with-lighttpd-pretty-url-permalinks-and-jetpack/

http://wordpress.org/