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Installing Cockpit on ServerStadium for Easy Server Management


Cockpit is an increasingly popular web-based server management tool that simplifies the monitoring and administration of Linux servers. It provides a real-time, user-friendly interface for essential server tasks. Hosting Cockpit on ServerStadium’s infrastructure (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers) allows you to effectively manage your server with an intuitive and accessible dashboard.

Installing Cockpit on ServerStadium


Step 1: Select and Prepare Your ServerStadium Server

  1. Choose a Server: Pick a ServerStadium server that matches your management and monitoring needs.
  2. Server Setup: Connect to your server via SSH. Update your system:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install Cockpit

  1. Install Cockpit:

    sudo apt install cockpit

    This command installs Cockpit and its standard set of features.

Step 3: Accessing Cockpit

  1. Access Cockpit Interface:

    Cockpit is accessible through http://your_server_ip:9090. Navigate to this address in your web browser.

  2. Log in to Cockpit:

    Use your server’s credentials to log in. Cockpit uses the same user accounts as your system.

Step 4: Explore Cockpit Features

  1. Monitor System Performance:

    View real-time data on CPU usage, memory, disk I/O, and network traffic.

  2. Manage System Services:

    Start, stop, and restart system services directly from the Cockpit interface.

  3. Configure Network Settings:

    Manage network interfaces, firewall settings, and more.

  4. Access Terminal:

    Cockpit includes a web-based terminal for command-line operations.

Step 5: Additional Cockpit Modules

  1. Install Additional Modules (Optional):

    Extend Cockpit’s functionality by installing additional modules, such as cockpit-docker for managing Docker containers.

    sudo apt install cockpit-docker


Cockpit is now ready for use on your ServerStadium server, providing a comprehensive, web-based interface for efficient server management. For more detailed guidance, visit our knowledge base or contact our support team.

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