Step 1: Log In to your account
Log In to your account. If you don’t have an account, please sign up for a Free Trial.
You are now in the control panel. Here you can set up, stop and start servers, and create and manage the drives that you install the servers on to.
Step 2: Add a server and a hard drive. Start your server
In the top menu bar, you’ll see an ‘Add’ button for adding servers and drives. Add a server called ‘test’, pre-installed with Debian Linux 6.0 and a 10 GB drive, and click on ‘Add’.
Your server and its drive will appear in the control panel, but the drive will initially show “imaging” while the operating system is copied onto it. Wait a few seconds until the image processing has finished.
On your server, click the Start icon. In your server, you will see an IP address and VNC password which you will require for the next step.
You can set up pre-installed servers and drives for many common operating systems, here are the options available when you’re adding new instances >>
Step 3: Connect to your server
Connect via VNC:
Launch our in-browser VNC viewer by clicking on ‘Show screen’. See our VNC tutorial for more details, including how to connect via a local VNC client.
You can log in over VNC as “root” with a blank password, or with username “toor” and your VNC password.
Connect via SSH:
You can also connect to your Linux Cloud Server using SSH. SSH is built into Linux and MacOS. We recommend PuTTY as an SSH client for Windows.
You can log in over SSH using the username “toor” with your VNC password, or using the username “root” once you have set a root password on the server.
Congratulations you now have a Linux Cloud Server!
Now your server is running, it is a fully-functional Debian Linux system. You can shut it down and the data will be stored on the drive. You can reboot (restart) it again and the data will still be there, along with the configuration and the data and the software that you’ve installed on it.
Options available when you’re adding new instances:
Then we have a range of installation types: