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cPanel One-Click App Setup


One of the many available One-Click Apps that we have is cPanel. cPanel is an online Linux-based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site.


  • Orbit created with cPanel image

  • Running Orbit

Creating Your Orbit

  1. To create your application, you must create a Photon. You can do so by selecting the Photon tab after selecting ‘Create Orbit’


  2. Once there, you will see a list of available photons that you can create. Select one and it will bring you to a detailed page

    Photon List Photon Description

  3. Scroll down to the details and you can start selecting options for your photon as well as setting up credentials.

    Photon Details

  4. Once everything is filled in, just press Create and you can move on to the next step

SSH into Orbit

  1. First we need to check some details on our orbit by first navigating to the “My Orbits” tab.

    My Orbits

  2. Once there, click on the Orbit you want to connect to and check for three things:

    • IP Address

    • Running Status

    • Source Image(Ubuntu, Debian, Centos, Fedora

    Orbit Details

  3. Once you have confirmed that your Orbit is running and you have the other information. Open up your console.

  4. Now you can SSH into your Orbit by running.

    ssh image@address
    • IP Address: We got this from the detail page, in this case it is “”

    • Image: We got this from the source image in the details page. It should be one of the following: ubuntu, debian, fedora, centos

    • Note: A full command for this example would be: “ssh ubuntu@”

Starting cPanel

  1. Once you are SSH’d into the server you will see the following.

    cPanel CMD

  2. We can check the secret file for our username and generated password by running the following command.

    cat .secrets

    You will now see the username and generated password for cPanel.

    cPanel Secrets

  3. Now that we have the credentials, we can navigate to our orbit’s IP Address followed by the port 2087.
    Note: You need to input the following into your address bar as is(with the HTTP section, that way it doesn’t redirect you to another page.


    You will now see the login page where you can use the information from the .secrets file to login.

    cPanel Step 1

  4. For Step 2, set the settings as you see fit. For the hostname, unless you know the specific setting to input for that field, input the IP Address of the orbit.

    cPanel Step 2-1 cPanel Step 2-2

  5. For the following steps, they are rather straight forward if you know what settings you want to modify. If not, just keep everything as default. Finally, select if you want to use quotas to keep track of disk usage and press ‘Finish’.

    cPanel Quotas

    cPanel will finish setting itself up and after you add a license to your cPanel account, you will be able to use the software.