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opeNode ( command line to control and manage your application instances efficiently.

opeNode provides reliable and fast Platform As A Services (PaaS) to deploy your web applications instantly.


npm install -g openode


Deploy an Instance

First, just go to your project directory in command line:

cd [your project directory]

And then just type:

openode deploy

This command will upload your local repository to the opeNode cloud, npm install, then launch a secure container of your server, and then put it online. During this command, you can also select between using a or a custom domain.

Note that when you run openode deploy and your website is already running, it will update your files, update the environment variables (if they changed), and reload your website.


openode deploy [-t TOKEN -s SITE_NAME] [repository URL]
  • -t: Provide an API token used for authentication.
  • -s: Provide a site name.
  • repository url: a git repository using (optional)

.openodeignore: If you add a .openodeignore file in your repository, the list of files provided in this file will get ignored (not sent). The format is the same as the well known .gitignore.


If you want to switch to a different user, just use:

openode login


If you would like to deploy without synchronizing the files, this is the right command to use:

openode restart [-l locationId] [--with-latest-deployment]

The --with-latest-deployment uses the latest deployed image instead of rebuilding a new one.

Sync - Send only the changed/new files

If you want to synchronize the files prior to deploy the following command can be used.

openode sync

Note that this is a temporarily remote location, NOT the live files. When you run openode sync, files are basically prepared. Then when you hit openode deploy, these files are built into an image.

Upgrading Your Plan

In order to upgrade your plan, you first have to look at the possible plans using:

openode plans

Pick the right id, and then you can upgrade by running:

openode set-plan PLAN_ID

You can always verify which plan is currently active with:

openode plan


To change the currently active instance, type:

openode change-instance [SITENAME]


To integrate with your favorite continuous integration (CI) tool, you can use the following command in order to generate the .openode file:

openode ci-conf TOKEN SITENAME

Note that you can avoid using ci-conf and provide the token and sitename by using the -t and -s options in the deploy command, for example: openode deploy -t yourtoken -s yoursitename.


You can obtain the info on your website instance via:

openode status


You can view the logs by using the following command:

openode logs [-n nbLines]
  • -n: (Optional) Returns the N last lines for all log types.

Stopping an Instance

openode stop

Run a Remote Command

The following command allows to run a command in your running container:

openode exec [yourCmd]

For example, if you run openode exec "ls -la", the list of files will be listed.

Clear remote repository

In order to clear the temp (see the sync command for more details) remote folder, run:

openode erase-all

Custom Domain

To enable a custom domain, make sure to enter your custom domain while running openode deploy. Then you can manage your custom domain subdomains using the following commands.

List aliases (subdomains)

openode list-aliases

Add an alias (subdomain)

openode add-alias [hostname]

If your custom domain is for example, then you can run

openode add-alias
openode add-alias

in order to point,, and to this instance.

Removing an alias (subdomain)

openode del-alias [hostname]


To list all DNS settings

openode list-dns


A new DNS entry can be added with:

openode add-dns [domainName] [type] [value] [priority]

where the domainName is the domain name, type is the DNS entry type (A, TXT, etc.), and finally a value must be set. A priority can be set for MX type records.


To delete a DNS entry:

openode del-dns [id]

where id corresponds to the id returned by list-dns.


Create a snapshot

openode create-snapshot <path>

Creates a snapshot of the content in given folder.


The following commands allow to manage locations where your website is deployed.

List available locations

openode available-locations

Currently active locations

openode locations

Add a location

openode add-location [location-id]

Remove a location

openode del-location [location-id]


Templates are Dockerfile which can be copied to your local. The Dockerfile is what we use to deploy your instances. You are free to use as is a Dockerfile template or adapt it to your needs.

List templates

To view the list of all available templates, type:

openode list-templates

Get info about a template

To get the template description:

openode template-info [template-name]

Retrieve a template

To get a copy of a template, just do:

openode template [template-name]

Note that if you do not specify a template name, the CLI will get the most appropriate template based on your local repository.


Website configs, such as the build script path, can be managed via the CLI.

List available config variables

openode available-configs

Set a config

openode set-config [variable] [value]

Get the value of a given variable

openode config [variable]