Jelastic has provided a new market place that makes developers and companies life easier. These applications can be automatically installed directly from the dashboard, skipping many steps of manual deployment, or from our Marketplace site page by means of one-click installation widgets.
We will focus on one popular application: WordPress!
Beside that, the Click&Cloud Marketplace dashboard section offers you an easy way to operate with environment add-ons and Docker containers within the appropriate dedicated sections. The first section provides the ability to update your running environments with some custom configurations, while the second one allows to add the desired application or service Docker templates directly to your new (or existing) Docker-based environments in several clicks.
How to set up a wordpress environment on Click&Cloud?
To access the Jelastic Marketplace via dashboard, just click the corresponding button at the top pane.
Upon expanding the Apps Marketplace section (with an arrow button near its name), you’ll be shown a full list of available applications, divided into the appropriate categories, at the left. This allows you to choose among the available solutions depending on your needs.
Follow the instruction below in order to install any of the available packaged applications.
1. To find a particular application, use a special Search box above the apps list. Simply type application’s name (or part of it) into this field and choose the required one from the drop-down list. We’ll use the WordPress CMS as an example.
2. Then hover over the found app and click the Install button at the unfolded frame in order to automatically create the appropriate environment and deploy the chosen application to it.
3. In the opened Confirm installation of application window, type the preferable name (or leave the default one) and select a region (if available) for the environment you would like to create and deploy the chosen application to.
Click Install to continue.
4. The process of installation will be started. Wait a minute for Preparing, Deploying and Configuring to be finished.
5. After these operations are completed, you’ll see a frame with the corresponding administration data listed (which is also duplicated within the appropriate email notification).
Click the Open in browser button.
6. Your ready-to-work application will be opened in a new browser tab.
The second board within the Marketplace section contains a number of add-ons, that could be installed over the existing environments to apply the required modifications to the comprised nodes, their settings, topology, etc.
So, in order to patch your environment, you need to perform the following:
1. Switch to the corresponding Add-ons pane, where you’ll see the list of available packages and a Search field right above them for the quick and easy access to the desired element.
For example, let’s look for the TimeZone change add-on.
2. Hover over the found package to see its description and click the appeared Install button to initiate the corresponding action.
3. Within the appeared confirmation frame, select the target environment (i.e. that should be adjusted) and specify the rest of configuration parameters, required for the add-on’s appliance. In our case, it is a new time zone for the application – for example, let’s choose the America/Chicago one.
4. After that the installation will be started, which may take a couple of minutes (the exact duration depends on a type of operation that is performed by an add-on).
5. Wait for the installation process’ success message to be appeared (the corresponding email notifications will be sent as well).
The Containers section is devoted to operating with Docker images and contains the following tabs:
- Quick Start with a set of most popular templates (this tab is optional, so its presence depends on your hosting provider’s settings)
- Search, which allows to find the desired template at the central Hub Registry
- Custom, where you can add your own template from your custom registry
Installing the desired software can be done just in a few clicks – find the required image, choose it to be deployed, select the necessary tag from the list of automatically fetched ones and specify the preferable name of your new Docker®-based environment (or apply the template addition to the existing one).
Tip: The complete guide on Docker containers’ management through the Jelastic Marketplace can be found here.