A DNS “A” record connect your domain name to your server IP address. “A” records let users enter your domain name in a Web browser to access your website.
Using BryZar DNS Manager
If you host with us, you would go to your client dashboard and click to Manage DNS.
If you have not added the domain/zone then please add from Manage DNS.
Add your domain. Don’t enter a subdomain here.
Select the server.
Select the DNS server.
Set the TTL or leave it automatic.
Once the nameservers are ready, you will need to change the assigned nameservers from your domain registrar to the nameservers provided in “Manage DNS.” eg. ns1.yournameserver.com, ns2.yournameserver.com
Note: For TTL you can set it as low as 300 for faster propagation then later change it to 7200 or higher. You may also want to add a CNAME or A record for “www”.
Using Other DNS
If you want to use your own DNS, Cloudflare or your registrar, please see their specific instructions as each provider is different. Adding an “A” record: Type: A Name: yourdomain.com Value: your_server_ip_address TTL: 1800
Note: DNS propagation may take a couple of hours, or 24-72 hours depending on your domain registrar.
3. You’ll be brought to the Softaculous page that lists all of the available software that you can install.
4. Choose the software you want to install. For this tutorial, we’ll install WordPress.
5. Hover the mouse over the WordPress icon and click “Install.”
6. Choose the software setup you want. We recommend keeping it https secure. To install in the root (public_html) which is recommended, delete “wp” from the “In Directory” line, leaving it blank. When choosing the domain, be extra careful to choose the right one if you have more than one domain on the server.
7. Enter your site name and description.
8. Add your admin details. We recommend clicking to generate a random password. Be sure to copy down the details.
9. Choose your language and select your plugins.
10. To setup the database with the install, click Advanced Options. You can select for WordPress, plugins and themes to automatically update if you want to save the hassle of upgrading each time there’s a release.
Do not select the automatic backups. You already have free offsite backups with BryZar hosting. Setting the backup setting here can cause issues with your server or corrupt backups.
Before clicking Install, be sure to fill in an email for the details to be sent.
After clicking Install, it will take a few minutes for the software to download to the server. You’ll see a success message once install completes.
BryZar offers free hosting for 30 days for SocialEngine trial clients per the terms and details below.
Trial accounts will not have server or database access.
Trial websites cannot install third party plugins or themes. Once converted to a paid hosting account and SocialEngine license, themes and plugins can be installed.
Only one trial per client is allowed.
Trials are for testing the script and are not meant for performance and customization. Performance may vary depending on the distance between the server and user.
BryZar hosting terms and privacy conditions apply to these trial accounts.
If the 30 day trial expires with SocialEngine without purchase of a license, the website will be deleted.
Trial websites can be converted to paid hosting with BryZar without loss of data if a SocialEngine license is purchased within the trial period. Upon conversion to paid hosting, server and database access will be sent via email. See details below for upgrading to a paid server.
The trial server requires you to have a domain for the trial site.
By creating a trial, you agree and acknowledge that your name, email and domain name will be shared with SocialEngine.
By creating a trial, you agree and acknowledge that should you purchase a paid license and choose to host with us your license will be validated in order to unlock the trial to fully licensed site. This validation is automatically performed when you enter your paid license ID and is checked via API with SocialEngine. During the check, your name, domain and email will be validated against the information at SocialEngine.
Domain verification is required to prevent abuse of the free service.
Within the trial period your domain/subdomain used for the trial site should always point to the server IP, or have the value of the server IP. We have the right to cancel the server or site if the domain/subdomain has been redirected to another service.
The domain/subdomain should not use proxy to redirect to the server IP. If you are using Cloudflare you should disable the “cloud” icon.
The domain cannot be a free domain. (Example: .tk unless you live in Tokelau). Contact our support if you live in a location that has free TLD.
Please follow these steps to set up your SocialEngine trial and free 30 day hosting account. Please note that instructions were sent to your email. If you didn’t see them, please check your spam folder and whitelist bryzar.com in order to receive important hosting details.
Create an account at https://www.bryzar.com .
Create a server in your account. Select “SocialEngine Hosting” when creating the trial server.
After creating the server you will need to verify your domain under “TOOLS”.
Once the domain has been verified, BryZar will then create the trial server and website then the login details will be sent to your email address.
You’ll need to change your DNS record to point your domain to the server IP address. Once the DNS has propagated you can then see your site.
Note: If you want to use a subdomain for your trial site please submit a support ticket and we can change it to your preferred subdomain.
Upgrading your server and SocialEngine License
Purchase a SocialEngine License from socialengine.com
Create a new server from the client dashboard and choose your plan.
Submit a support ticket for site migration and include your SocialEngine license in the ticket.
You need to purchase a SocialEngine license and upgrade your server before the trial expires. Once the trial expires the server will be deleted including all data and your trial site.
After you’ve set up your Email account, you may want to connect your email program such as Apple mail, Outlook or others to it in order to download your emails.
First, you’ll need the details that were emailed you when you made your email account that you want to connect to. If you don’t have those, log into your mail server and in the Mail tab, find the domain you set up and click List Accounts. Find the user you want to use and edit it. The details will be found there on the right of the screen.
Open your apple mail app.
Click Mail > Add Account.
Choose “Other Mail Account” and click Continue.
Fill in the details for the name, email, password and click “Sign in”.
Fill in the details from the email you got for this user account. Choose the Account Type “IMAP” if you want to delete mails from the server when you delete them locally or vice verse as this will sync the email. If you want to save mails on the server when deleted locally (or vice verse), choose Pop type. Click “Sign In”.
IMAP incoming and outgoing mail server details are the IMAP hostname and SMTP Hostname respectively.
If you’ve entered the info correctly, you’ll be prompted to accept the certificate. You should do this as it’s your own server so it’s safe. You’ll then select the apps you allow to use that certificate and click “done”. Test the email and it should be working fine.
For POP, the settings are the same as IMAP for the incoming (IMAP hostname) and outgoing (SMTP hostname)
Windows 10 Mail (Outlook):
Open outlook and choose Add Account.
Choose “Advanced Setup” and choose “Internet Mail.”
Fill in the email address, user name and password.
Account Name will be what you want to use to remember what account this is.
Incoming Mail server is the IMAP hostname.
You can choose IMAP or Pop3 as the account type.
Outgoing Mail server is the SMTP hostname.
Once you save it, test the mail sending and receiving.
Using SMTP with Outlook for Outgoing Mail
For the account that you want to use SMTP for outgoing mail, click to edit the account and select “Change Mailbox Sync Settings.”
At the bottom of the popup, choose “Advanced Mail Settings.”
Make sure to uncheck “Use same username and password for sending mail” under the Outgoing Mailserver setting.
Enter your SMTP username and password in the input boxes.
Select “Requires Authentication: YES.”
Most if not all ISPs usually block port 25 for SMTP so it will be better to change the SMTP port.
Go to “Advanced” tab still under “More Settings” window.
Outgoing Server (SMTP): 587 or 465
Encrypted Connection: TLS
TIP: To find your BryZar SMTP settings In your BryZar client dash > manage mail > smtp accounts You’ll see details like this: SMTP Server/Hostname: relay101nyc.networkstead.com SMTP Port: 587 SMTP Security: SSL / TLS Authentication: YES
Bryzar billing system works on Credits/Funds. Whether you are purchasing Managed Website Services, Managed Hosting, or Professional Services you’ll need to use Credits/Funds in order to purchase those services. This tutorial will explain what Credits/Funds are, how to purchase them and how to use them.