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Joomla One-Click App Setup


One of the many available One-Click Apps that we have is Joomla. Joomla is an open source platform on which Web sites and applications can be created. It is a content management system (CMS which connects your site to a MySQLi, MySQL, or PostgreSQL database in order to make content management and delivery easier on both the site manager and visitor.


  • Orbit created with Joomla 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 Joomla

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

    Joomla CMD

    All passwords are generated when an orbit is first created and stored in a .secrets file, unless the welcome screen says otherwise. To access it, run the following command:

     cat .secrets
  2. If we navigate to your Orbit’s IP Address we will see the following page where you can start setting up Joomla.

    Joomla Start

  3. Now we can set all our database configurations. The first image of the command line has information for what you should put on this setup page.

    Joomla DB

  4. The next page will be specific configurations that you want to setup and once you press ‘Next’ it will start installing.

    Joomla DB

  5. Once done, you will see the following screen with information regarding your installation.

    Joomla Done

  6. To begin viewing the site. You must first remove the installation folder. Then on the bottom left, press the site button and it will take you to your home page.

    Joomla Home