Guides - Deploying Cloudron through the Linode Marketplace

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Cloudron is a platform that makes it easy to install, manage, and secure web apps on a server. Cloudron provides a centralized way to manage users and specify which apps they can access.

Cloudron offers both free and paid plans. Visit Cloudron’s website to view available plans and pricing information.

Deploying a Marketplace App

The Linode Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Compute Instance using the Cloud Manager. See Get Started with Marketplace Apps for complete steps.

  1. Log in to the Cloud Manager and select the Marketplace link from the left navigation menu. This displays the Linode Create page with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.

  2. Under the Select App section, select the app you would like to deploy.

  3. Complete the form by following the steps and advice within the Creating a Compute Instance guide. Depending on the Marketplace App you selected, there may be additional configuration options available. See the Configuration Options section below for compatible distributions, recommended plans, and any additional configuration options available for this Marketplace App.

  4. Click the Create Linode button. Once the Compute Instance has been provisioned and has fully powered on, wait for the software installation to complete. If the instance is powered off or restarted before this time, the software installation will likely fail.

To verify that the app has been fully installed, see Get Started with Marketplace Apps > Verify Installation. Once installed, follow the instructions within the Getting Started After Deployment section to access the application and start using it.

Estimated deployment time: Cloudron should be fully installed within 10-12 minutes after the Compute Instance has finished provisioning.

Configuration Options

  • Supported distributions: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Recommended plan: All plan types and sizes can be used.

Cloudron Options

The Cloudron Marketplace form includes advanced fields to setup your Cloudron server’s limited user account and DNS records. These are optional configurations and are not required for installation.

The limited sudo user to be created for the LinodeThis is the limited user account to be created for the Linode. This account has sudo user privileges.
The password for the limited sudo userSet a password for the limited sudo user. The password must meet the complexity strength validation requirements for a strong password. This password can be used to perform any action on your server, similar to root, so make it long, complex, and unique.
The SSH Public Key that will be used to access the LinodeIf you wish to access SSH via Public Key (recommended) rather than by password, enter the public key here.
Disable root access over SSH?Select Yes to block the root account from logging into the server via SSH. Select No to allow the root account to login via SSH.

Getting Started after Deployment

The Cloudron application is served on the Linode, however it still requires a few additional steps to fully complete the installation process.

  1. The Cloudron setup wizard is served at the IP address of the Linode server . For example, , replacing the IP address with values for the Linode server and accept the self-signed certificate.

    In Chrome, you can accept the self-signed certificate by clicking on Advanced and then click Proceed to (unsafe). In Firefox, click on Advanced, then Add Exception and then Confirm Security Exception.
  2. At this point, the Cloudron Domain setup wizard appears.

  3. In the setup screen, fill in the fields and click the Next button. The Setup Admin Account page appears.

  4. After the account is created, Cloudron prompts you to proceed to the dashboard on completing the setup and displays a confirmation screen.

Currently, Linode does not manage software and systems updates for Marketplace Apps. It is up to the user to perform routine maintenance on software deployed in this fashion.

More Information

You may wish to consult the following resources for additional information on this topic. While these are provided in the hope that they will be useful, please note that we cannot vouch for the accuracy or timeliness of externally hosted materials.

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