Getting Started Guide

Introduction

Bevywise Hosted MQTT Broker is a SaaS-based fully managed complex less MQTT Broker, highly scalable, and best for all Enterprises. The most important thing about this cloud MQTT Broker is ready to serve. This messaging platform promises reliability, security, quick data transmission, and availability (access from anywhere anytime). Start connecting your devices to the Internet world. This guide provides a step-by-step procedure for how to get started & set up your MQTT Broker on a cloud instance. For reference, check our video tutorial.

Feature Highlights

  • No complex Setup
  • No Server maintenance
  • Scalability
  • Anywhere at Anytime
  • Flexible data processing/integration

Get Started

To get started you need to create an account. Hosted Broker comprises two options. One is Shared FREE meant for learning, testing & small-scale applications. The other is the Dedicated MQTT Server best suited for developing large-scale applications. You can go for the option that can satisfy your use case.

Try Shared Instance for Free

By choosing Shared FREE, your instance will be provisioned on shared architecture where other tenants will be sharing the same VM.

This version is completely free & you can get started by signing up with the new fresh account here at https://mqttshared.crystalmq.com/signup/

This part of the setup doesn’t require many steps. Just create an account and start playing with the features.

Try Dedicated Instance

A dedicated MQTT server is secure isolated MQTT Instances where you get guaranteed isolation between other tenants’ instances.

This is a premium version and you can get started by signing up at https://crystalmq.bevywise.com/

On signing up, you will be provided with 3 days free trial.

The step-by-step methods are provided below to quickly set up and create a dedicated instance for you.

Quick Steps to Explore Dedicated Hosted MQTT Broker

  • Sign up for a new account
  • Choosing a suitable plan
  • Exploring Instance Details
  • Get started with the service
  • Connect your clients/devices

Sign up for a new account

Sign up & create your own account by filling in the necessary details at https://crystalmq.bevywise.com/

Start filling in your Name, mail id, Password, Phone, Business Name, and CAPTCHA then click a Sign-Up Button.

If you are an existing customer, just try login in with your account.

Note : Provide a valid Email address as we will be verifying your account and will be sending your instance details via mail.

Cloud MQTT Broker Sign-up

Verify your account by clicking the confirmation link sent to your mail.

Hosted Account Verification

After successful mail verification, click “Get started Now”.

Account confirmation

Choosing a suitable plan

Plan Description

We are providing three different plans Dedicated Instance MQTT V3, Dedicated Instance MQTT V5, Solution Provider for Small Medium businesses, and enterprise-level Plans.

Dedicated Instance MQTT V3 / V5

Dedicated Instance MQTT V3/V5 is the best secure compact pack to connect up to 1000 devices. The Basic plan starts with 25 connections.

The categorization includes Starter, Standard, Professional and Advanced. The categorization is based on the number of clients & the features. Both monthly & yearly subscriptions are available with annual billing.

Note : The only difference between V3 and V5 is that V3 provides MQTT Broker that supports MQTT protocol versions 3.1 & 3.1.1. And V5 provides MQTT version 5 of MQTT Broker.

Dedicated Plan

Solution Provider

Solution Provider is a more flexible and user-specific plan. This is categorized into SMB & Enterprises. Both differ in the number of client connections. The most important thing about a solution provider plan is customization. The customization is valuable when you are intended to develop an application for your specific use case.

Kindly reach us, for more than 1000 device connections.

Solution Provider

After choosing your desired plan, you will be directed to provide card details.

Payment

Once done, your instance will be created shortly.

Instance Set up

Exploring Instance Details

Once Host creation is completed, you will be intimated via mail with your instance URL & login credentials to access the service. Also, you can get complete details about the MQTT endpoints in your account dashboard.

You can reset your password at anytime.

Instance

Now hit the instance URL sent to you to access MQTT Dashboard. You need to provide a username and password sent via mail to sign in. Now the setup is completed and you can start enjoying the services.

Hosted Dashboard

Connect your Clients/Devices

If you have your edge devices in hand, start connecting your devices with the Auth key and Auth token provided in the security tab of the MQTT Dashboard. Check the video tutorial for reference.

The Host IP will be the domain of your Hosted MQTT Broker URL.

For Example, if your instance runs in https://mqttshared.crystalmq.com

Then your host IP will be mqttshared.crystalmq.com

Connecting Hosted Broker with IoT Simulator

If you don’t have your real-time devices, you can simulate the necessary clients virtually with IoT simulator.

Check the video below for steps to connect MQTT Broker with IoT Simulator.