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MongoDB One-Click App Setup


One of the many available One-Click Apps that we have is MongoDB. MongoDB is an open-source document database that provides high performance, high availability, and automatic scaling.


  • Orbit created with MongoDB 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 MongoDB

  1. Once you are SSH’d into the server you will see the following. There is no website that we can use to see visible information, so everything is done directly from the console.

    Mongo CMD

  2. First we need to start mongo by running the following:


    Mongo Start

  3. Now we need to change into the test database:

    use test 

    Mongo Test

  4. Now that everything is setup, you can use the test database to practice or you can create your own database: