The recipe is the plugin mechanism used for adding new functionalities to the OnApp cloud. Each recipe is a set of instructions that trigger events at certain stages during the execution of certain services/events in the cloud. Essentially, recipes allow inputting code into virtual servers, appliances, or the Control Panel server. This enables administrators to use recipes for configuring the server or report on it, thus providing advanced customization options in a standard environment. This section provides common how-to instructions related to the Recipes topic.