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GETTING STARTED - Building your First Cloud server!
Posted by Phil (Netcetera) on 19 November 2014 10:02 AM

Here is a simple step by step to getting your first server online!

First of all, Log into your client area at https://billing.netcetera.co.uk and click on the Resource Pool you've just created.

It should look something like this:

 

Next, click on 'Add new server' link, or the last tab on the right with the same label.

You will see this easy wizard!






In this form, complete the details:

  • Server Hostname - this is the full 'address' for the server - normally something like yourserver.yourdomain.com
  • OS / Distrobution / Template - here, you choose if you want Windows, BSD, Linux etc.
  • Password - choose something secure, hard to guess, and not a word from the dictionary. This will be your Root / Administrator password once the server is online.
  • RAM, CPU, etc - use the sliders, or type values into the boxes to allocate the resources this server needs from your resource pool.
  • SWAP - should be a max of 1GB.  (If using Windows - this option will not appear)
  • Enable AutoBackup - lets you toggle on the Automated Snapshot feature by default.

Then click Create new Server and the platform should show:



Once [PENDING] completes, you can click on the server hostname and review your settings, as well as accessing the server Console and other tools. You should be able to now access the machine using the IP Address using SSH or Remote Desktop depending on the OS choice.

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