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MEAN Stack One-Click App Setup


One of the many available One-Click Apps that we have is MEAN Stack. MEAN Stack is an acronym for MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js. From client to server to database MEAN is a full stack JavaScript.


  • Orbit created with MEAN Stack 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 MEAN Stack

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


  2. This welcome message displays what IP address that you need to open to setup MEAN Stack App.You will need to change directory to start your project:

    cd meanstack_exp 
  3. Now we can start the server:

    npm start 

    MEAN Start

  4. We can see our working site by opening the browser and navigating to our IP Address through port 8000:

    MEAN Home