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This is 1 of our popular Image options

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Step 2 - Select Image Size

We will select the CA-2 2GB/2-core instance Image Removed(Prices may vary from the examples provided on this page)

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Step 3 - Storage

For specific servers, like the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the image-size is fixed at 19GB. However, our CA-2 plan has 40GB. The Storage option will pre-populate the additional 21GB storage for you, as seen below

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Step 4 - SSH Keys

An SSH key will be added to the server during Image Creation. We have selected one of the previously-added SSH keys

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Step 5 - Private Network

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must supply a VPC name, description, Select the account that will pay for the VPC and associated Server, and lastly the Data Centre in which the server will be located

NOTE: There are costs associated to the creation and management of a VPC.

If you have not yet set up an account, do so now. For more info on this, please refer to this article: Update Credit Card Details Guide

Step 6 - Public Network / Firewall

As firewalling the feature is enabled by default automatically with all CloudAfrica servers, we it requires a decision to either Disable Public network Access or adding the access information during this step. We need to expose Port 22 to SSH into the server. If we want tighter security, we can limit the Source to a few known IP-addresses (eg. a corporate IP-address network), but in this example we will not limit the Source

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Step 7 - Account

Select the Account/credit-card that will be billed for the server.

If you have not yet set up an account, do so now. For more info on this, please refer to this article: Update Credit Card Details Guide

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Step 8 - Confirmation

Once all the options have been selected, you can now confirm that you agree with the Terms of use and get your server created. The time it takes

The systems take approximately 10 - 40 seconds to create a new server is somewhere between 10-40 seconds.

Congratulations! You have now created your first server! Go ahead and SSH into your server using our guide here: Accessing your Server