SKU – Charm-90b
Goto your http://PublicDNS
Press next then OK
ok when asked whether to proceed due to display errors being set to off
Then Answer the questions
Database info is
Answer the rest of the questions
It takes a while to install the database, as it has many tables
Login as admin
Whatever password you chose.
Go into the the cog and CRM settings and fill in as much as you can
VTiger is very powerful, we offer support for your server. We can also privately consult in setting up your vtiger to help to you capture as many leads as exist
IN ORDER TO use Vtiger for Sending mail use AWS SES to send your emails to clients
Click the cog on the upper right corner and select “CRM Settings”
https://wiki.vtiger.com/index.php/System_Setup – to see how to setup and automate many parts of the sales cycle.
Then on the left column select Other Settings
Click on “Outgoing Server”
In the “server anme” field put ttls://email-smtp.us-east-1.amazonaws.com:587
You might not be using US-EAST-1 so replace the domain name with whatever your SES server is
User name – Put the second field of the csv file
Password – Put the VERY /long last field which often has special characters
From Address needs to be an address and domain that you have verified with SES
Require Authentication – YES
Remote Desktop connection to your Windows EC2 instance.
- In order to easily manage your Windows Server you need to connect via Windows Remote Desktop program.
- Remote Desktop login uses a Password randomly assigned by AWS
- To login to your server from Windows , right click on your instance ID, in the AWS Ec2 Panel,
Select “Connect “
- Get Password using your previously downloaded key by following the on screen AWS instructions
- Click on “Download Remote Desktop File”
- Open the downloaded File and paste your decrypted password when asked to do so.
- Press Connect
After You connect for the first time you can configure your Remote Desktop Client to use your local drive to copy files back and forth to the EC2 Windows Server
Configure Windows Remote Desktop to show your local drive on the remote Desktop
- Open your Remote Desktop From the Start Menu
- Click on Show Options
- Click Local Resources Tab
- Then Click more under Printers
- Put a check mark into Drives or select which drives you want.
- Press OK – Then connect
- Open the File Manager from the Remote desktop
- Select “This PC”
- You should see the drive that you connect
Configure the Hmailserver and Roundcube Webmail to send and receive emails for your Business
Before Starting to set up the Charming Email Server you should setup your DNS,
If you are purchasing a domain via AMazon Route 53 it will configure some things, However, you will still need to add an A record which points to the IP address of your Charming Small Business EC2 Server. The IP address is found in the EC2 section of the AWS panel. In order to receive email you must configure an MX record.
IN Route 53 click to create record and select MX
Fill in the blank form with:
If you are using another DNS service you must use their instructions to setup your web domain and MX record to receive email . Contact us for assistance at email@example.com
We hope that publicDNS and Your-Domain-Name are the same, since the server needs these properly setup.
To login to your server from Windows , right click on your instance ID, in the AWS Ec2 Panel, Get Password using your key file then download the Remote Desktop File and open it when it is downloaded.
Password for scripts installed for the Charming Small Business Server For Windows SVR 2012 R2 use the Instance ID as a password. This can be found in the ec2 panel of AWS. An init script plants these passwords in the appropriate config files throughout the server. You can change them if you desire.
In order to setup your Charming Small Business Server to receive email you need to first setup an MX record that points to the domain on this server.
Open the Roundcube Server, use blank Password.
INSTALL DIR OF ROUNDCUBE HAS BEEN REMOVED for security.
Hmailserver wont work unless you set domain.
Release notes – put roundcube has blank password – Please put one
ALL other passwords are the Instance ID – availble …..
OPen Hmailserver Admin – Click OK – No password
Click on Domain in the left column and add your Domain Name that has the MX record set to point to it Press Save
Click Settings – Protocols – SMTP – then click the Delivery of Email Tab under fill in your Domain Name in Local Host name that you are sending from, then press Save. Although HMAILServer requires this, you might not be able to send any emails as these are often blocked by Amazon. Instead you should set your email cllient, like Outlook, Thunderbird, etc to use Amazon SES.
Under Hmailserver Administrator add Email Addresses
UNder Domain – Your Domain Name – Click Accounts,
Press Add, on the right side
Fill in, at least the email address, Password and Maximum size for Mailbox.
To check email use full email address, though sometimes just the username is enough.
HmailServer Adminstrator password has been left blank you certainly add a secure password instead of blank
- Start hMailServer Administrator and log on.
- Go to Settings -> Advanced
- Enter the new Administration password and save the changes.
Check https://www.hmailserver.com/ for all of the documentation for Hmailserver
Hmailserver is very powerful , these instruction just get you going.
You can setup your email client like Outlook or Thunderbird. Check https://www.hmailserver.com/ for instructions
I suggest NOT using this server as SMTP. It isn’t setup to relay. We have found AWS SES service to be the best, To use SES in your client
Use port 587 or 465
IAM and SES will assign you an SMTP username and password
For security try starttls
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an issue setting up SES, it can be confusing. We won’t be able to assist in making your CHarming Small Business Server do SMTP in a manner that the email won’t be blocked by spam filters.
You can check your email using ROundcube Webmail that is pre-installed in the Charming Small Business Server.
Put in the username and password added above.
Each user needs to setup their personal info in roundcube
Amazon often blocks sending mail from EC2 servers, you should request that AWS permit you to use SES, then setup your SMTP mail client to use SES. To get started with SES go to SES in your AWS panel.
Email – setup direction
Setup DNS – Route 53 with A and MX records for your domain
After you set you set up the DNS
login To Windows and Run from the Start Menu HmailServer administrator
You can read email with webmail – go to your-domain/webmail and put in your username and password
each user needs to setup their personal info in roundcube
The Charming Vtiger Server is based on an Apache 2.4 Web Server
You can configure Apache
Go to http://PublicDNS to see the “It works!” page
To edit your site
Use Remote Desktop
The Config file is
To edit the site, add files to
You can manage your Mysql Database via Phpmyadmin
PhpMyAdmin is opened from
Charming Vtiger on Windows 2012 Server R2 – With – PhpMyAdmin Apache 64 Bit. Vtiger is the most popular open source CRM. Charming Cloud uses Vtiger for our CRM. Stay in touch with your clients in this very customizable CRM.
This Charming Server also includes a full Email Solution for your business. It includes HmailServer to receive emails@yourdomain as well Webmail using Roundcude. We include directions how to connect Vtiger as well as your email client to Amazon SES, to help you stay out of the Spam Bin.
This Windows Server with popular open source software is great for those who want a server that can be managed by any of the millions of Windows System Administrators around the world. Files can be manipulated through the Windows File Manager and edited in the standard Windows Text Editor or via the WebMatrix design tool that is also installed.
At Charming Cloud, We have years of experience in System administration and Web design, especially in WordPress. We have built this server especially for the needs of small and SOHO businesses. It has been installed many times for clients and has had programs added on that were demanded by clients.
Your domain will be up and running very quickly. Once your DNS is sorted out, hopefully in Route 53, you only need to easily add your domain to a user-friendly Windows Panel, then you can add users addresses.
Wordpress on the Charming Small Business Server has a minimal installation. An init script sets up all the passwords.
Phpmyadmin is also installed making it easy to add other applications that use Mysql.
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