Deploy a ServerWand Linode

ServerWand One-Click App

ServerWand is a magical control panel for managing websites and servers. Host multiple sites on a single server, manage apps, firewall, databases, backups, system users, cron jobs, SSL and email with an intuitive interface.

Deploy a ServerWand One-Click App

Linode’s One-Click App Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Linode using the Linode Cloud Manager. To access Linode’s One-Click App Marketplace:

  1. Log in to your Linode Cloud Manager account.

  2. From the Linode dashboard, click on the Marketplace button in the left-hand navigation menu.

  3. The Linode creation page will appear, with the One-Click and Marketplace tabs pre-selected.

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

  5. Once you have selected the app, proceed to the app’s Options section and provide values for the required fields.

The ServerWand Options section of this guide provides details on all available configuration options for this app.

Linode Options

After providing the app specific options, provide configurations for your Linode server:

Configuration Description                                                                                                     
Select an Image Ubuntu 18.04 is currently the only image supported by ServerWand One-Click Apps, and it is pre-selected on the Linode creation page. Required.
Region The region where you would like your Linode to reside. In general, it’s best to choose a location that’s closest to you. For more information on choosing a DC, review the How to Choose a Data Center guide. You can also generate MTR reports for a deeper look at the network routes between you and each of our data centers. Required.
Linode Plan Your Linode’s hardware resources. WordPress is an extremely flexible CMS that can be supported on any size Linode, but we suggest you build your WordPress app on a Linode plan that reflects how much content you plan on featuring and how much traffic you expect on your site. For small websites, a 1GB Linode (Nanode) is sufficient. If you decide that you need more or fewer hardware resources after you deploy your app, you can always resize your Linode to a different plan. Required.
Linode Label The name for your Linode, which must be unique between all of the Linodes on your account. This name will be how you identify your server in the Cloud Manager’s Dashboard. Required.
Root Password The primary administrative password for your Linode instance. This password must be provided when you log in to your Linode via SSH. It must be at least 6 characters long and contain characters from two of the following categories: lowercase and uppercase case letters, numbers, and punctuation characters. Your root password can be used to perform any action on your server, so make it long, complex, and unique. Required.

When you’ve provided all required Linode Options, click on the Create button. ServerWand will complete installation anywhere between 2-5 minutes after your Linode has finished provisioning.

Getting Started After Deployment

Connect your Linode to ServerWand

After your Linode is created with the ServerWand app. you will need to connect it to ServerWand. First Register/ Login to the ServerWand Control Panel. Once logged in:

  1. Click the Create button and then Server.

  2. On the server details page, click Choose and then select Linode.

  3. You will then be prompted for permissions, click Accept and Continue

  4. You will then be returned to ServerWand where you can select the server from the list.

  5. Give the server a name and click Save

  6. ServerWand will connect to your Linode and install all the necessary software so that it can then be managed in ServerWand.

    Software Included

    The ServerWand One-Click App will add an SSH Key to your Linode so that you can claim the server in the ServerWand control panel. Once connected the following software will be installed on your Linode:

    Software Description
    MariaDb Relational database.
    PHP 7 PHP is needed by apps like Wordpress
    Apache HTTP Server Web server used to serve the WordPress site.
    Zip / Unzip Used to manage archives
    Fail2ban Intrusion prevention software
    Certbot Used to generate SSL certificates
    VSFTPD FTP software
    Postfix Postfix is needed for websites to send emails