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Note:The "https" locations in the default configurations are self-signed certificates. Every browser will return warnings when you first access these pages. You will need to accept the security warning your browsers returns for self-signed certificates.

Burris Builder Admin

Accessing Burris Builder

To login to Burris Builder Admin, use the username and password contained in your init file used to launch your server.

Getting Started:

The Burris Builder Admin build Amazon Web Services infrastructure, as well as build websites which can be delivered on that infrastructure. On the AWS side, you may build infrastructure such as MySQL RDS Servers, EBS Volumes and CloudFront distributions. You also are able to manipulate infrastructure such as capturing and restoring snapshots, and you can build websites on that infrastructure.

Websites may be any HTML or PHP driven website, but special options and optimized configurations are available for Drupal or WordPress websites. Additionally, you may provide a github address to have the website cloned and built for you, or simply create a "blank canvas" website which provides you with a blank slate to begin building from the ground up.


Accessing Webmin:

Webmin will need a root password in order to properly control your server. By default, Burris Builder does not assign the root user a password, nor does it allow for root logins, as a security measure. Before you will be able to login to webmin, you must first SSH into your server and run the following commands.

sudo su

Type your password, then hit enter and type it again to confirm. Now your login to Webmin will be username: root and the password you just set.

Webmin is useful as a GUI to perform various OS functions. In some cases, webmin will function as a cPanel replacement, for those familiar with "traditional" hosting models, although the two programs ultimately vary widely in scope and purpose. Everything that it does may be replicated by command-line or native tools, but for certain tasks, a user interface may provide a useful overview, or more intuitive access. Its functionality may also be expanded with modules available inside the Webmin interface.

Webmin runs as its own service, delivered by a web server independent of Nginx or Apache. If it is not available it may need to be restarted by issuing a sudo service webmin restart command. Webmin is loaded from a YUM repo, so it will get updated with any yum update commands.


Accessing Monit:

To login to monit GUI, use the username and password contained in your init file used to launch your server.

Monit Resources:

Monit is a useful program for keeping your services running, which can react to various scenarios which happen on your server, ranging from memory and CPU usage to simple failure and more. The default setup for monit will attempt to restart the crucial services for delivering your website. Monit configurations are loaded according to installation options. If you install Redis or Solr, for instance, configuration files will be loaded for you.


phpMyAdmin Resources:

PHPMyAdmin is a robust GUI tool for managing your databases. When you save a database configuration option within Burris Builder, there is an option to rewrite your PHPMyAdmin configuration to include the RDS servers available to your server. If you have left this option checked, your server will be available in a drop-down list. To login, you will use either the master password assigned to the RDS when you created it, or the password assigned to the specific database you would like to login to, usually stored inside Burris Builder Admin Management Panel upon creation.


Solr is useful for searching an index of content, and it integrates well with WordPress or Drupal. The GUI will provide insight into the inner workings.


To login to OpCache GUI, use the username and password contained in your init file used to launch your server.

OpCache GUI Resources:

OpCacheGUI is provided by GitHub user peeha. It has been modified here only to not include a login, since that is provided by the Nginx config file. It is useful for monitoring the amount of memory you are using, or to reset cache for any stage or live environments you are running.