The only prerequisite for adding a server is that you must have billing details added.
Step 1 - Selecting Image
Give your server a name. In this example, we will use: test1
If you select "Show Descriptions", you will be given more details about each image.
We will select: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server 64-bit KVM
This is 1 of our popular Image options
Step 2 - Select Image Size
We will select the CA-2 2GB/2-core instance (Prices may vary from the examples provided on this page)
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
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
Step 5 - Private Network
In this example, we will not be using the Private Network options, so we can go ahead and disable it. Click on the Checkbox next to "Enabled"
Step 6 - Public Network / Firewall
As the feature is enabled automatically with all CloudAfrica servers, 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
Select the button.
Next add "22" in the Port Field, then select
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
Step 8 - Confirmation
The systems take approximately 10 - 40 seconds to create a new server.
Congratulations! You have now created your first server! Go ahead and SSH into your server using our guide here: Accessing your Server