EMPS 2.4 Launched

We are glad to announce the release of EMPS 2.4 stack, the backbone for Webuzo Control Panel which comprises of updated NGINX – Perl – PHP system applications to favor smooth control of the Webuzo Control Panel.

Updated Applications and versions
1) OpenSSL : 1.0.1l
2) PHP : 5.5.22

Note : New Installations will automatically fetch EMPS 2.4 stack during the installation process.

Existing Users can refer to the following guide to update their EMPS Stack.
http://www.webuzo.com/wiki/Upgrade_EMPS

Support : http://webuzo.com/support

Webuzo adds WordPress and Magento AMIs to the AWS Market Place

AWS MarketPlaceNow you can launch a AWS EC2 instance of your favorite app by a click from the AWS Marketplace.

Webuzo is glad to list WordPress and Magento AMIs in the AWS marketplace thus simplifying the instance launching process and deploying favorite applications easily by a click of a button.

AWS Marketplace is an online store that helps customers find, buy, and immediately start using the software and services that run in the EC2 cloud.

List of AMIs in the AWS Marketplace.

Quick Info
1 ) WordPress – Webuzo Application Manager

Webuzo WordPress LogoWebuzo WordPress Stack is pre-bundled with all the dependencies and requirements like Apache, MySQL, PHP, etc. WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it.

Ready to Launch the WordPress AMI ?? AWS Launch

2 ) Magento – Webuzo Application Manager

Webuzo Magento LogoWebuzo Magento Stack is pre-bundled with all the dependencies and requirements like Apache, MySQL, PHP, etc. Magento is an Open Source ecommerce web application launched on March 31, 2008. It was created by Varien, building on components of the Zend Framework.

Ready to Launch the Magento AMI ?? AWS Launch

Run Webuzo using VMPlayer

VMware LogoVMware virtualizes computing, from the data center to the cloud to mobile devices, to help customers be more agile, responsive, and profitable. Run your application just-like on a real server and test well for compatibility issues, development, etc before running them in the production environment.

Webuzo packages the Single User Control Panel with the CentOS operating systems and all of the dependencies required to locally setup a LAMP Stack to deploy a wide range of PHP applications by a click of a button as well install system applications like NGINX, Apache, Lighttpd, Java, Multiple versions of PHP, etc just by a click of a button. The virtualization packages provided by Webuzo a in a Ready-to-use form.

Getting Started
1) Download and Install VMPlayer (Located under Desktop & End-User Computing Category)

VMPlayer Downloads : https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads

2) Download the Webuzo Virtual Appliance Package.
Download the latest version of Webuzo Virtual Applicance from the Downloads Page.
Download Link : http://www.webuzo.com/downloads
Webuzo VM Download

Virtual Machines of over 310+ applications is available for download from the Webuzo Apps Page.
Scripts VM Download : http://www.webuzo.com/apps
Webuzo Apps VM Download

3) Extract the downloaded Webuzo package >> Right Click (Double Click) on the .vmx file
Select “Open with VMPlayer”
Open with VMPlayer

4) Webuzo will start-up the Webuzo CentOS machine.
Open with VMPlayer

5) Follow the provided instructions to access the Webuzo Admin/ Enduser Panel.
Webuzo Congif Details
Default password for the “root” user is “webuzo”.

6) Access the URL provided by the Webuzo console to initially configure Webuzo.
Webuzo Initial Setup

Note : This step will take a while as the dependencies packages are downloaded to configure the machine.

That’s it. You can all set to go @@@

Unable to fetch IP
If you get a message as “Obtaining IP” as in the image below. Here is the fix.
Webuzo Obtaining IP

Log in to the VM (Ctrl+G) using the username “root” and password “webuzo” and execute the following commands:


Root > rm -rf /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
Root > reboot

Continue to Step 5…

Experience Webuzo Locally and Happy development !!!

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

Quick Walkthrough to Webuzo – Single User Control Panel

Webuzo LogoWEBUZO is Single User Control Panel which is specially designed for the CLOUD. The goal is to provide solution providers with the ability to easily launch, manage, and maintain a number of popular application and development stacks for their customers. Softaculous Webuzo helps you deploy Apps like Zend Framework, WordPress, Drupal, MediaWiki, and Joomla on your server, virtual machine or in the cloud. We have covered a wide array of Categories so that everyone could find the required application one would need to power their business. Webuzo enables you to focus more on using applications rather than maintaining them.

Create your own PaaS
Webuzo can be used to create your own PaaS. We have done that for Amazon AWS and the following is a video
Webuzo PaaS
Webuzo is a great fit for your Virtual Machine offerings. We can help hosting companies to deploy the CloudPanel (the video you saw above) which will help users to simply deploy apps (system and web) by the click of a button.
The unique feature of Webuzo is that, user can configure their Webuzo Servers to act like any server be it a LAMP Server, LEMP Server, Java Server, Python Server, etc.

Manage Cloud Instances
Installing Webuzo is as easy as a piece of cake. Users can deploy various Apps either on your development environment or on your server or in the cloud. WEBUZO allows you to configure domains very easily.
You can deploy Apps across multiple domains you own, by the click of a button. Webuzo packages for development purposes come in a ‘ready-to-cook’ form. i.e simply download the package of your favourite application > unzip it > open it with your favourite virtual application program. Also available is the installer for your servers. Deploying Webuzo on the Amazon Cloud is far more simpler than the others with our Webuzo Cloud Launcher

ALL in ONE
Webuzo stack supplies a self-contained environments with all the requirements that greatly simplify development and testing of modern web applications such as WordPress, Joomla, etc.
A still Webuzo stack is suffecient to manage all of your difficulties deployin PHP, Pearl, Python, Java scripts within minutes. Webuzo is a mixed blend of PHP, Apache, MySQL, Perl, Python, FTP, Apache Tomcat, etc all stuffed into a single package which avoids the hassle of configuring wach of hem invidually.

Application Manager
Webuzo comes with built-in Softaculous auto-installer which reduces the headache of installing scripts manually on your server and many other perks. Webuzo manages teh applications installed on the server with ease and comfort. The user can just sit back and rest while Webuzo takes care of installing the favorite scripts on your server. Webuzo Cloud Launcher allows to manage application over the Amazon Cloud with its simplified GUI. Manage your applications includes installing, backups, restoration, editing installation, upgrades and so on.

Server Manager
Managing your domains, FTP users and so on can be very much tedious at times. Webuzo being multi-functional also works as a Server management tool simplifyng the lives of the webmasters.
Extremently simplified interface with it eloquent design to manage domains, FTP users, Manage DNS records and MXrecords, Cron job, Database managerment with MySQL and MongoDB and a well-versed database wizard. Keep control of your security with CSRs, Private keys, Cerftificates, IP blocking, SSH disablling which add to the peculiar features of Webuzo.

One-Click APP Deployment
Nothing can be simpler than having yourself purchase a Cloud server, grab a server management tool and deploy your favorite application to your server at just a click of a button. Webuzo makes it possible. With our powerfull Webuzo Cloud Launcher you can deploy n number of applications over the AWS Amazon Cloud – reduces headache of purchasing a server. Pre-built Webuzo tempates are ready-to-run applications simply need to be booted and have your Webuzo Server tool up and running in a blink. Phew!! Webuzo has built-in Softaculous which keeps you stress free when it comes to deploying application on your server.

Development Softwares
Developers can highly benefit with the over-exciting tools and services provided in our bundled stack. A complete LAMP stack with Tomcat, Pyton, Perl & MongoDB allows developers to builds their own aplications in a better way. We have integrated Webuzo on the Amazon Cloud Enviornment and developers can have it integrated on your own Cloud servers with ease.
Building code snippets and deploying them on your development as well as production server can be simpler with Webuzo.

Amazon Cloud Environment
AWS Amazon is one of the leading cloud service providers in the market today. Webuzo Cloud Launcher has been integrated into the Amazon EC2 Cloud platform and allows our fellows users to get-set-go with their Server & Application manager tools. You can deploy as many instances on the Amazon Cloud server and pay-as-you-go for the cloud services you consume. Currently we have our AMIs listed on all of the regions of the Amazon Cloud Server. Experience the Cloud here.

Run anywhere instantly
A Webuzo stack is a “ready-to-run” virtual machine that will get-set-go in minutes on any computing environment that supports virtualization. Our bundled stack is available for Free download and compatible with various forms of virtualization like VMware, Parallels, Windows, Xen, VirtualBox and Amazon EC2 Environment. These virtual machine are far benefial to the user in the development as well as production environment without restricting them to explore the service we provide.

Deploy on VPS
VPS owners can heive a sigh of relief. With our simple installer downloaded to your server, a simple command : root > ./install will put back all your stress to setup a LAMP stack and a server tool. You have your server ready in a couple of minutes and you are all ready to serve as many sites you want with in-built Softaculous auto-installer. Grab your self a cup of coffee, you are all done – ‘what can be more simpler’.

SSH and FTP Support
Move files and folders up-and-down your server with your favourite FTP or SSH client of your choice. Webuzo helps you keep control over external SSH access to your server thus enabling/disabling SSH Access. With FTP server installed and configured, Webuzo allows you to create and manage FTP users and restrict access to directories

Manage your Private keys, certificates and CSR
Secure your site with yet another layer of protection with Private keys, CSRs and Certificates. Webuzo gives a higher priority to security and allows you to manage your keys, certificates and CSRs on the fly. Simple, yet intuitive and self explanatory panel to handle your CSR, keys,etc is available.

Block IP & CSF
Keep your site away from spammers and cyber crimes thus securing your presence over the web. Webuzo makes it simple as you go about blocking the IPs which cause nuisance to your site. This in a way is very effective to stay away from Brute force,DDos attacks, etc.
CSF Firewall helps at a greater extent to add a layer of security to your server environment.

Customizations & Integration
Webuzo can also be integrated into your server with Webuzo API. Incase, if you are facing issues you can always contact Webuzo Support and they will help you out in every possible way with your integration. Webuzo Cloud Launcher is a live example of integration into the Amazon AWS Cloud network.

Cost efficiency
Webuzo is a cost-effecient product to provide exciting list of features for server management and a vast range of scripts in its scruipt library at a very minimal cost.
It provides the best of the services and cost effective compared to other such products.

Watch the Demo
Webuzo Admin Panel : http://demo.webuzo.com/
Webuzo Enduser Panel : http://demo.webuzo.com/enduser

Deploying WordPress in the Amazon Cloud (AWS EC2)

Webuzo WordPress StackWordPress 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.

More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.

Webuzo – an Application Stack which can be used on any Virtual Machine, is a Single User Control Panel which helps users deploy WordPress with it’s required dependencies like Apache, PHP, MySQL, etc) in the Amazon AWS Cloud by a click of a button using the Webuzo Cloud Launcher.

Getting Started

– Login to the Webuzo Cloud Launcher (http://webuzo.softaculous.com/cloud/index.php)
Webuzo Cloud Launcher

– Fill in your AWS Credentials (API Key and Secret Key).
Webuzo AWS Credentials

– Get a Free Trial Virtual Appliance & Cloud License (if you do not have one) from here
Note : Other Webuzo Licenses can also be used.
Webuzo Trial License

– Click on Launch Application and Navigate to WordPress from the Blogs Category on the left. Alternately, use the search box.

– Fill in the details for your instance, e.g Type of Instance, Region for the Server, Webuzo License Key to be used, etc and Click Launch
Webuzo WordPress Navigation

– Sit back and relax. Your instance should be up within minutes
Webuzo WordPress Installation Progress

– Instance is up and running. Time to configure it.
Webuzo WordPress Configuration Options

– Configure your WordPress Application to manage the access to the WordPress Application and the Webuzo Panel.
Webuzo WordPress Configuration

– Voila !!! It’s Done. Access your WordPress Application
Webuzo WordPress Completed

– Access the WordPress Admin Panel
Wordpress Admin Panel

– Access the WordPress User Interface
Wordpress User Interface

Additional Functionality
– Manage your AWS instance from the Home Menu
Manage Webuzo WordPress Instance
– Download the Keypair to be able to SSH to your AWS Instance
Download AWS Keypair

Some Striking Features about WordPress:

1) Full standards compliance
2) Changes you make to your templates or entries are reflected immediately on your site
3) Pages allow you to manage non-blog content easily, so for example you could have a static “About” page that you manage through WordPress.
4) Links allows you to create, maintain, and update any number of blogrolls through your administration interface. This is much faster than calling an external blogroll manager.
5) WordPress comes with a full theme system
6) Cross-blog communication tools : Trackback and Pingback
7) Comments
8) Spam protection
9) Full user registration
10) Password Protected Posts
11) Easy installation and upgrades
12) Easy Importing for Movable Type, Textpattern, Greymatter, Blogger, and b2
13) XML-RPC interface
14) Workflow : You can have types of users that can only post drafts, not publish to the front page.
15) Intelligent text formatting
16) Multiple authors
17) Bookmarklets
28) Ping away : WordPress supports pinging Ping-O-Matic, which means maximum exposure for your blog to search engines.

Some Striking Features about Webuzo :
1) System Apps like PHP, PERL, Python, NGinx, Apache, MySQL, MongDB, Java, etc. which can be installed by the click of a button.
2) Domain Management (Domain Name Server), FTP Management, Database Management
3) Multiple PHP versions, Switching between Apache and NGINX, SSL Certificate Management
4) Email Server – Email accounts of existing domains can be created.

Demo: http://demo.webuzo.com/enduser

Installing Oxwall in the Amazon Cloud (AWS EC2)

Webuzo Oxwall StackOxwall is a fast-growing open source project that aims at creating a new generation community site platform. Oxwall aims at a wide range of audiences – starting from small private family websites up to top level destinations for millions users.

It is possible because of the flexibility that Oxwall provides. Oxwall Store contains hundreds of actively supported plugins and themes by Oxwall Foundation, 3rd party developers, and designers. You can have any combination of plugins set up, the way you need them in your particular case.

Webuzo – an Application Stack which can be used on any Virtual Machine, is a Single User Control Panel which helps users deploy Oxwall with it’s required dependencies like Apache, PHP, MySQL, etc) in the Amazon AWS Cloud by a click of a button.

Getting Started

– Login to the Webuzo Cloud Launcher (http://webuzo.softaculous.com/cloud/index.php)
Webuzo Cloud Launcher

– Fill in your AWS Credentials (API Key and Secret Key).
Webuzo AWS Credentials

– Get a Free Trial Virtual Appliance & Cloud License (if you do not have one) from here
Note : Other Webuzo Licenses can also be used.
Webuzo Trial License

– Click on Launch Application and Navigate to Oxwall from the Social Networking Category on the left

– Fill in the details for your instance, e.g Type of Instance, Region for the Server, Webuzo License Key to be used, etc and Click Launch
Webuzo Oxwall Navigation

– Sit back and relax. Your instance should be up within minutes
Webuzo Oxwall Installation Progress

– Instance is up and running. Time to configure it.
Webuzo Oxwall Configuration Options

– Configure your Oxwall Application to manage the access to the Oxwall Application and the Webuzo Panel.
Webuzo Oxwall Configuration

– Voila !!! It’s Done. Access your Oxwall application
Webuzo Oxwall Completed

– Access the Oxwall Admin Panel
Oxwall Admin Panel

– Access the Oxwall User Interface
Oxwall User Interface

Additional Functionality
– Manage your AWS instance from the Home Menu
Manage Webuzo Oxwall Instance
– Download the Keypair to be able to SSH to your AWS Instance
Download AWS Keypair

Some Striking Features about Oxwall:
1) Realtime activity notifications, newsfeed, instant chat
2) Photo, Video sharing
3) Blogs, forums, wiki
4) Groups, events, friends
5) Comment, tag, rate any kind of content
6) Privacy and profile customization
7) Collaboration, file sharing, video-conference tools

Some Striking Features about Webuzo :
1) System Apps like PHP, PERL, Python, NGinx, Apache, MySQL, MongDB, Java, etc. which can be installed by the click of a button.
2) Domain Management (Domain Name Server), FTP Management, Database Management
3) Multiple PHP versions, Switching between Apache and NGINX, SSL Certificate Management
4) Email Server – Email accounts of existing domains can be created.

Demo: http://demo.webuzo.com/enduser

WordPress Blog featured in the Webuzo Library

WebuzoWe are glad to announce the WordPress Blog being featured in the Webuzo Library. WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it.

Webuzo makes it easy to install and manage WordPress by bundling the application with all of its required dependencies (scripting language, web server, database,etc) in an ready-to-cook formation. Webuzo WordPress is also available in the form of a Virtual Appliance which can be downloaded and it can be easily deployed on the Amazon EC2 Cloud as well by a click of a button. You can view a Quick Demo here.

Here are some intresting information about WordPress :

1) About WordPress
WordPress is completely customizable and can be used for almost anything. There is also a service called WordPress.com which lets you get started with WordPress. WordPress 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.

Webuzo WordPress Stack

2) What You Can Use WordPress For ?
WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes, WordPress is limited only by your imagination. (And tech chops.)

3) What are the striking features ?
WordPress provides everything you would expect from a Blog/CMS including:
Simplicity : Simplicity makes it possible for you to get online and get publishing, quickly.
Flexibility: With WordPress, you can create any type of website you want.
Publish with Ease: If you’ve ever created a document, you’re already a whizz at creating content with WordPress.
User Management: Not everyone requires the same access to your website.
Media Management: They say a picture says a thousand words, which is why it’s important for you to be able to quickly and easily upload images and media to WordPress.
Multilingual: WordPress is available in more than 70 languages.
Easy Installation and Upgrades: WordPress has always been easy to install and upgrade
Well, there are loads of other features as well for developers also.

4) Connect with the WordPress Community
In addition to online resources like the forums and mailing lists a great way to get involved with WordPress is to attend or volunteer at a WordCamp, which are free or low-cost events that happen all around the world to gather and educate WordPress users, organized by WordPress users. Check out the website, there might be a WordCamp near you.

5) A Little History
WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPLv2 (or later). It is the official successor of b2/cafelog. WordPress is fresh software, but its roots and development go back to 2001. It is a mature and stable product. We hope by focusing on user experience and web standards we can create a tool different from anything else out there.