Webuzo 2.3.3 Launched

The Webuzo Team has released Webuzo 2.3.2. This version has some quick new features and minor bug fixes.

Hi,

The Webuzo Team has released Webuzo 2.3.3. This version has some quick new features and minor bug fixes.

1) Hooks : Users can now add hooks before and adding/deleting domains. [Guide]

2) License expiry date will now be displayed in Webuzo Admin Panel.

3) [BUG FIX] Importing an user account from cPanel to Webuzo failed due to changes in backup files from cPanel. This is fixed now.

4) [BUG FIX] Disabling NGINX Proxy could not list the alternative Webserver – Lighttpd to be set as default. This is fixed now.

5) [BUG FIX] SSL Certificates could not be installed for Lighttpd Webserver. This is fixed now.

6) [BUG FIX] Backup/Restore of scripts failed due to invalid header. This is fixed now.

7) [BUG FIX] Backups files not having backup info file located at .softaculous/backups were not listed on Backups Page. This is fixed now.

8) [BUG FIX] : The strength of randomly generated admin password while installing a script was 60. Softaculous Webuzo will now generate the random password based on the minimum password strength set from the Admin Panel if the minimum password strength is set more than 60

9) [BUG FIX] : Curl calls failed on some servers having open_basedir enabled. This is fixed now.

10) [BUG FIX] : Due to the new setting (Maximum backups limit) added in Webuzo, the auto backups failed after reaching the auto backup rotation limit. This is fixed now.

11) [BUG FIX] : In case of auto backup failure the email notification was not sent. This is fixed now and the appropriate error message will be sent via email.

We wish you a Successful & Happy New Year 2015 !!

Regards,
The Webuzo Team

Get Email from your Domain to Gmail

Webuzo LogoWebuzo allows users to create email account for their domains by deploying the Email Server (Exim + Dovecot) by a click of a button. Exim and Dovecot can be installed from the Webuzo Enduser Panel >> Apps >> Utilities Category.

Quick Guide: http://www.webuzo.com/wiki/Install_System_Apps

Users can freely create as many email accounts required for the domains added to their Webuzo Panel.

Quick Guide : http://webuzo.com/wiki/Add_Email_Account

Webuzo provides SquirrelMail as the default Webmail to access emails of the accounts created from the Webuzo Enduser Panel.

Quick Guide : http://webuzo.com/wiki/Access_Emails

Once you have created Email Accounts using the tutorials mentioned above, here is a step-wise guide to use Gmail to retrieve it via the web.

Patch For Email Issues on CentOS 6:
http://www.webuzo.com/blog/tag/email

Step 1) Login to your Gmail account. If you don’t have a Gmail account, you can set one up here.

Step 2) Hit Settings to Add your domain email to GMAIL.
Gmail Settings

Step 3) Click on the “Account” Tab >> “Add a POP3 mail account you own.”
Add a POP3 mail account you own

Step 4) Add your email address to the popup window and click “Next Step.”
Add Email address to GMAIL

Step 5) Fill in your Username, Password, and POP Server to configure your mail box and Click “Add Account”
Configure Email Box to GMAIL

Step 6) Your decision on whether to leave a copy of retrieved message on the server will primarily depend on where you want to receive your mail. If you’re going to use Gmail as your exclusive source for email, uncheck the leave on server box.

Step 7) Confirm the settings and Hit “Finish” or “Next Step” is “Yes” is selected.
Confirm the settings to GMAIL

Simple Eh ?

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

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

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?

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

Webuzo 2.1.3 Launched

The Webuzo Team is glad to announce the launch of Webuzo 2.1.3. This version of Webuzo adds some cool new features and fixes some bugs.

Hi,

The Webuzo Team is glad to announce the launch of Webuzo 2.1.3
This version of Webuzo adds some cool new features and fixes some bugs.

A complete list of changes:

1) Lighttpd : Now you can install Lighttpd and set it as the default webserver as well as manage your Lighttpd configurations from the Webuzo Enduser Panel.
Lighttpd

2) CSF Firewall : Now you can install CSF Firewall on your server and manage your CSF configuration from the Webuzo Enduser Panel. The CSF Firewall us turned OFF be default.
CSF Firewall

3) Added New System Application – Rails – a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
Packages Updated :
PHP 5.3
PHP 5.4
PHP 5.5
Apache
Perl

4) Link to Enduser Panel : Added an option to go to Enduser Panel from the Admin Panel.

5) Clone installation : Users can now clone an installation to test updates or changes on the cloned installation. The guide is available here.
Note : Clone is available only for a few scripts at the moment. We will be adding it to more scripts regularly. The list is available here.

6) Clone hooks : Added pre clone and post clone hooks. The guide is available here.

7) Backup Notes : Added option to save a note for reference while backing up an installation. These notes can be used to choose an appropriate backup to restore. The guide is available here.

8 ) Changelog : Users can now view the Changelog of scripts from the Overview page.
Clone

9) Bug Fix : Users were not able to Add Cron Jobs with certain special characters. It is now fixed.

10) Bug Fix : Perl scripts installed using Webuzo were executed through an invalid Perl path .It is now fixed.

11) Bug Fix : Webuzo was unable to download the latest available packages for system applications. It is now fixed.

12) Bug fix : Users were not able to add punnycode domains. It is fixed now.

13) Bug Fix : If there was insufficient space available on the user’s account while backing up an installation, no error was triggered by Webuzo. Webuzo will now display the appropriate error.

14) Bug Fix : Removing multiple JavaScript installations failed. This is now fixed.

15) Bug Fix : Backup of installation with more than 1GB data failed. This is now fixed.

16) Bug Fix : In case of failure during restore of a backup, softsql.sql file was not deleted. This is now fixed and the softsql.sql file is deleted on success as well as on failure of restore.

17) Bug Fix : The backup function did not work if there was a trailing slash in the path of an installation on the root of domain. This is now handled properly.

We hope you enjoy the features, we will be adding many more features in the next version.

Regards,
The Webuzo Team

PHP 5.5 is now available in Webuzo

We are glad to announce a availability of PHP 5.5.1 with the new version of Webuzo. With it’s one-click installation from the Apps category, you can now switch among THREE versions of PHP – PHP 5.3 / PHP 5.4 / PHP 5.5

Webuzo LAMP/LEMP Stacks are bundled in a way that include everything you need to run your favorite web apps and development frameworks and help you get started in minutes.

You can get the download the Webuzo VM for your favorite application and get started from your desktop in just a few clicks. These stacks can also be quickly deployed on the AWS Amazon EC2 Cloud using the Webuzo Cloud Launcher.

These new development stacks bundle the following main components:
– PHP 5.5.1
– Apache 2.4.4
– MySQL 5.5.31
– phpMyAdmin 4.0.1

Switch among PHP versions from the System Utilities Menu in the Webuzo Enduser Panel.
Guide : http://webuzo.com/wiki/System_Utilities

Webuzo PHP 5.5