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MediaWiki One-Click App Setup


One of the many available One-Click Apps that we have is MediaWiki. MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia.


  • Orbit created with MediaWiki 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 MediaWiki

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

    MediaWiki Start

    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. This welcome message displays what IP address you need to open in your browser after you finish setting up the app. First you need to run:

    sudo bash

    When it asks for an address, put the IP Address of the server unless you already know how you are setting it up.

  3. After the setup is done, you should see an image like below and now you can open your webpage to the IP address that you saw at the welcome screen.

    MediaWiki Setup Complete

  4. To make sure everything is working, when you open up your browser and navigate to that specific IP address, you should see a webpage like this. If so, your MediaWiki app is setup and you can begin using it.

    MediaWiki Home