Setting DNS Records

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 DNS Zone BryZar
    1. Add your domain. Don’t enter a subdomain here.
    2. Select the server.
    3. Select the DNS server.
    4. 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.yourdomain.com, ns2.yourdomain.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. 

Using Softaculous

Softaculous is a great tool for installing website software. It has over 400 scripts for you to easily install. Follow these steps to use Softaculous.

We recommend that you have SSL installed on your domain before proceeding.

  1. Log into Vesta.

2. Click “Apps” in the top menu.

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.

SMTP Service

Although you can use your server to send transactional emails such as notifications, password reset and others, we recommend using cloud base SMTP service providers.

Cloud Base SMTP Service advantage:

  • Send millions of emails.
  • Faster email delivery.
  • Higher deliverability rate.
  • IP reputation.
  • Domain reputation.
  • Reduce the chance of being blocked by email providers.

Some reasons why Email providers may block your mail:

  • IP reputation.
  • Spammy messages.
  • Domain reputation.
  • Incorrect SPF or missing DKIM.
  • You have been marked as spam by recipient or by anti-spam organizations.

We recommend using our SMTP Services.

Use Cases:
  • Transactional emails such as welcome messages, email verification, password reset, purchase confirmation, invoices and other emails that is sent by your site.
  • Your own Newsletter system.
Advantages of using SMTP services:
  1. High delivery rate.
  2. Fast email delivery.
  3. Higher rate limiting.
  4. Reduce server load.
  5. Prevent your server IP from being blacklisted.
  6. Prevent your server from being abused by spammers.
  7. Prevent your email from being blacklisted.
  8. Predictable Pricing.
Features:
  1. Real time stats
  2. Email logs
  3. Monthly reports
  4. Spam Filtering
  5. Hourly send rate limit
  6. SSL / TLS
  7. Daily bounce limit
  8. Overage Protection

Adding the SMTP Service

  1. When on your dashboard navigate to Manage Mail > SMTP Accounts > Add SMTP Service
  2. Add your sending domains by navigating to Manage Mail > SMTP Accounts > Sending Domains .
  3. Add your DNS. Navigate to Manage Mail > SMTP Accounts and add the DNS records.
  4. Navigate to Manage Mail > SMTP Accounts >Manage SMTP Users and add your SMTP users.

SocialEngine Trial Setup and Terms

BryZar offers free hosting for 30 days for SocialEngine trial clients per the terms and details below.

Terms:

  1. Trial accounts will not have server or database access.
  2. 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.
  3. Only one trial per client is allowed.
  4. 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.
  5. BryZar hosting terms and privacy conditions apply to these trial accounts.
  6. If the 30 day trial expires with SocialEngine without purchase of a license, the website will be deleted.
  7. 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.
  8. The trial server requires you to have a domain for the trial site.
  9. By creating a trial, you agree and acknowledge that your name, email and domain name will be shared with SocialEngine.
  10. 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.
  11. Domain verification is required to prevent abuse of the free service.
  12. 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.
  13. The domain/subdomain should not use proxy to redirect to the server IP. If you are using Cloudflare you should disable the “cloud” icon.
  14. 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.

Trial Setup:

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.

  1. Create an account at https://www.bryzar.com .
  2. Create a server in your account. Select “SocialEngine Hosting” when creating the trial server.
  3. After creating the server you will need to verify your domain under “TOOLS”.
  4. 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.
  5. You’ll need to change your DNS or nameservers to point your domain to the server IP. DNS propagation may take a couple of hours or within 24-72 hours depending on your domain registrar. 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

  1. Purchase a SocialEngine License from socialengine.com
  2. Create a new server from the client dashboard and choose your plan.
  3. Submit a support ticket for site migration and include your SocialEngine license in the ticket.

Important:

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.

Sync Email to Outlook, Apple Mail or Others

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.

Apple Mail:

  • 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

  1. For the account that you want to use SMTP for outgoing mail, click to edit the account and select “Change Mailbox Sync Settings.”
  2. At the bottom of the popup, choose “Advanced Mail Settings.”
  3. Make sure to uncheck “Use same username and password for sending mail” under the Outgoing Mailserver setting.
  4. Enter your SMTP username and password in the input boxes.
  5. Select “Requires Authentication: YES.”
  6. 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

 

BryZar Billing System

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.

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