Create and Manage Applications

Application is a piece of software that brings additional features into the basic functionality. OnApp allows you to deploy a wide range of applications by means of additional software. To install different applications on your Cloud you should create an application server first.  Application Server is a regular VS based on CentOS Application Server template but with pre-installed software. Then you can install the applications on that server (like Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress etc.) using web interface.

As an administrator you can charge for the template (by means of Template store) on which the application server has been built. In this document you can find information on how to create and manage applications. 


View Applications



To view an application:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > CloudApplication Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the server you're interested in.
  3. Click the Applications tab > Applications.
  4. The page that loads will show the list of applications together with their: 
    • application name - the name of the application installed on this application server
    • software version - the version of the application software
    • software URL - this URL is a link to the application itself
    • Admin URL - this URL is a link for administrator, where he can enter credentials to log into application
    • Actions  - click the Actions icon to perform the following procedures with the application: 
      • backup application
      • remove application


There is one more possibility to view an application:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Application Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the server you're interested in.
  3. On the screen that appears, under statistic data, you can see the list of all applications, deployed on this application server.

Create Application



Application Servers allow you to install various applications (like Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress etc.) on a server using web interface.

To create an application:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Application Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the server you're interested in.
  3. Click the Applications tab > Applications.
  4. On the screen that appears, press "+" button.
  5. Complete the application creation form:

    Application Select

    Popular Applications

    In this section you can see the logos of the most popular applications. Choose one of them by clicking the appropriate logo.

    Application catalog

    Category - choose the application category from the drop-down list (cms, blogs, ecommerce, forums etc.)

    Application - choose  the application from the drop-down list


    Application Description

    The following page will provide you with the description of the application, which you have chosen from the catalog, its features and screenshots.



  6. Click Proceed.
  7. On the screen that appears the following application settings will be specified:

    Settings are filled in automatically. In case you want to change automatic settings, fill in the appropriate field with your alternative settings.

    Settings vary depending on every application. The field Directory will be present in every case, while the field Database, for example, is relevant only for those applications, which require databases for their functioning.

    Software Setup
    Directory - the name of directory, where the application is stored. Only lowercase letters can be used (for example, "drupal" for Drupal application).
    Database - the name of database, used by application

    Site Settings
    Site name - name of the application site
    Site description - description of the application site

    Database Settings
    Table prefix - prefix, that is used for database tables
    Import sample data - choose language type from the drop-down list

    Admin account
    Admin username - username of administrator
    Admin password - password of administrator
    Real name - real name of administrator
    Admin email -  email of administrator

    Choose language
    Select language - choose application language from the drop-down list

    Advanced Options
    Auto upgrade - tick the checkbox to enable auto upgrade for the application

  8. Click the Install button.


There is one more possibility to create an application:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Application Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the server you're interested in.
  3. On the screen that appears, under statistic data, you can see the list of all applications, deployed on this application server. Press  "+" button in the upper right corner and complete the application creation form as described above in step 5.


Delete Application



To delete an application:


  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Application Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the server you're interested in.
  3. Click the Applications tab > Applications.
  4. The page that loads will show the list of applications. Click the Actions button next to a required application and choose the Remove button. 
  5. Move the Remove directory slider to the right if you want to remove the directory.
  6. Move the Remove database slider to the right if you want to remove the database.
  7. Move the Remove database user slider to the right if you want to remove the database user.
  8. Click Remove.