Through this section, Cherokee-Admin is fully integrated with Cherokee Market, the first Marketplace for Web applications that can deliver and deploy applications directly into your web infrastructure.
Cherokee Market is a revolutionary new distribution channel for Web applications, where developers can distribute and sell their apps, while Web infrastructure owners can easily deploy them within seconds.
This section of Cherokee-Admin allows you to fully interact with the Market through a clean and intuitive interface.
Main Market Screen
The layout is composed by several sections.
This is the search-bar located at the upper right corner of the interface. Through it you’ll be able to locate specific applications. As the catalog of available applications gets bigger, the more importance this function will gain. keeps getting
This box, located at the upper left part of the interface, will allow you to browse some featured applications. Just choose any of them and you’ll be shown some basic information about the selected application, as well as a link to get to a page showing the full information.
Located at the lower left part of the interface, you can browse through the tabs to access any of the applications at the top of the ranking. You can browse the top applications of the available sections: Paid applications, Free applications, and Popular applications regardless of their price.
At the upper right side of the interface, you can click on any of the available application categories to recieve a screen with a list of all the applications for that category.
As you keep installing applications, free or otherwise, those will be added to the library associated to your account.
Whenever there is any kind of maintenance to perform among the applications installed through the Market, you will be presented with this box. Located at the bottom right part, you just have to click to unravel a maintenance assitant. In case the installation has an associated database that also needs to be cleansed, you will be asked for access details so the operation can be performed for you.
The maintenace process will help you clean up two kind of installations: Orphan and Unifinished.
Orphan installations are those that have been eliminated from your configuration and are no longer used by Cherokee. This can happen when you erase the virtual server associated to one of the applications installed through the Market, for instance.
This refers to any installation that has not been completed. This can happen because you chose to interrupt an installtion already in progress, or because the installation couldn’t proceed because of any reason (unmet dependencies, power error, or even because of a broken installer, although every effort is put into preventing this last scenario).
Main Application Screen
Every time you select a specific application, you will be brought to this screen. Through it you will be presented with a description, screenshots, a table summarizing the operating systems and database engines supported by the application, reviews written by other buyers of the application, etc.
In case the application is free or present in your library, you will be able to install perform an automatic installation.
If not, you will be able to initiate the Check out process. You will be redirected to the main Cherokee Market site to complete the transaction, and afterwards the application will be included in your library and the installation will proceed.