Adding a Server - Step by Step process

Image

Type

Step 1

Server Configuration

Step 2 - 

Image Selection

Step 3 - 

Extra Storage

Step 4 - 

Access & SSH Keys

Step 5 - 

Private Network & Selection of DC

Step 6 - 

Public Network / Firewall rules

Step 7 - 

Billing

Step 8 - 

Confirmation

Image

Type

Step 1

Server Configuration

Step 2 - 

Image Selection

Step 3 - 

Extra Storage

Step 4 - 

Access & SSH Keys

Step 5 - 

Private Network & Selection of DC

Step 6 - 

Public Network / Firewall rules

Step 7 - 

Billing

Step 8 - 

Confirmation

Windows

  • Give your server a name. These names must be one word only.

  • Choose how many CPUs you want your machine to have.

  • Decide how much memory you want. Your decision here affects how much hard drive space you will initially have allocated.

  • For each 1GB of RAM, 20GB of hard drive space and 10GB of bandwidth will be allocated to that server.

  • If you have an SSH key associated with your account and you’d like to add it to the server, you can associate it now.

  • Pick which operating system or application stack you’d like to use for your server.

  • CloudAfrica has two types of servers available, an Operating System level Cloud Server or an Application Stack CloudMachine.

  • The CloudServer is everything you’ve always known and loved about your servers – it gives you full access to the entire operating system stack.

  • The CloudMachine is a smaller, light-weight application machine, which gives a pre-configured application level server, keeping development complexity to a minimum, giving you exactly what you need.

  • Choose which operating system or application stack you want install on your server.

  • From this point you can create your server.

  • At this point you can add an extra drive if you so wish.

  • CloudAfrica gives you 20GB for each 1GB if RAM.

  • Once the size of the server image is removed from this, what you have left is yours to allocate.

  • Decide how much storage you want on the machine, and create your machine.

  • Your new machine may take a few minutes to provision.

  • Once it has started up, you will be able to access it through the web console icon on the “Servers” listing page.

  • Alternatively you can set up the firewall rules you want in the “Firewall” section.

  • Not applicable to Windows image types

  • There are no extra access settings to configure. Once your server has been provisioned, you will be required to set up password credentials on first login.

  • There are costs associated to creating a VPC.

  • This allows Private access to your server. 

  • If you do not require private access, disable this function and continue to the next step, alternatively, choose whether you want to select an existing VPC, or create a new one now.

  • You can also select the DC that the server is located in. This determines the physical location of the server.

  • Firewalling is enabled by default with all CloudAfrica servers;

  • Set up some firewall rules here.

  • If you have created a Private ONLY Server, and add a firewall rule, a Public IP Address will also be assigned to your server, allowing public access.

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

  • If you have not predefined one, you can create one here.

  • If you selected a VPC in step 5, you may skip this page automatically, since the card associated to payment for that VPC will be billed automatically

  • Once all the options have been selected, you can now confirm and get your server created.

  • The time it takes to create a new server is somewhere between 10-40 seconds.

 

Step 1

Server Configuration

Step 2 - 

Image Selection

Step 3 - 

Extra Storage

Step 4 - 

Access & SSH Keys

Step 5 - 

Private Network & Selection of DC

Step 6 - 

Public Network / Firewall rules

Step 7 - 

Billing

Step 8 - 

Confirmation

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