With the Cloud Server feature, you can launch up to 9 virtual machines allowing you to quickly start learning. They'll help you lower the risk of misconfiguration or missing packages on your local machine. Go spin up a few Cloud Servers and try it out for yourself!
1. Create a new Cloud Server by choosing the '+ New Server' button in the Cloud Servers tab.
2. Fill out the details of your desired Cloud Server.
Distribution - Choose from the drop down list what server distribution you'd like to create. Keep in mind there are different attributes and access based on the distribution.
|Distribution||Web SSH||Available in Trial||Enterprise Exclusive|
|Amazon Linux 2||✓||✓|
|CentOS 7 w/Docker||✓||✓|
|CloudNative Kubernetes Server||✓||✓|
|Red Hat 7||✓||✓|
|Ruby on Linux||✓||✓|
|Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS||✓||✓|
|Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver LTS||✓||✓|
|Windows Server 2019||✓|
|Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo||✓||✓|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8||✓||✓|
|openSUSE Leap 15.1||✓||✓|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15||✓||✓|
Zone - There are five available zones to choose from. You can only have one active zone at a time - so remember to delete the Cloud Servers before trying to create one in another zone!
Size - Choose from Micro to Large for your server size. Each user has a max limit of 9 units total on the account. The system will not allow you to go over.
Tag - Feel free to help s tay organized by adding a tag to your server (optional) as it will be shown in the Tag column of your Server list. For instance, you may want to group your load balancers together versus your web servers. Feel free to have some fun with this - we name ours "Baby Yoda" or "Darth Vader".
3. Hit create to spin up your Cloud Server!
This will send you to you back to your Cloud Servers list and show your Cloud Server progress.....
4. Manage your Cloud Server by clicking the drop down arrow to the right of the Cloud Server you need to manage. Please refer to the image above.
Credentials - The default username (cloud_user) and temporary password will be displayed here. You will need to copy and use these credentials to access your Cloud Server.
IP Addresses - Lists the Public IPv4 address, Private IPv4 address, and IPv6 address assigned to the server. The Public IPv4 will change every time the server is started. The Private IPv4 address and the IPv6 address will remain associated with the server until it is deleted.
Public Hostnames - Automatically generated DNS hostnames that are available for the servers.
Auto-Shutdown - The Cloud Servers have a four hour timeout. Interacting with the site - not the server - will reset this timer.
Logs - The Logs section to the right will list the servers' status actions as it changes from stopped to ready (or initial creation to ready). This will let you know what step the server is on and see the progress as the server starts up or shuts down.
Launch Web Terminal - If the Cloud Server supports the Web Terminal, you can click the 'Open Terminal' button at the bottom to open a new tab to the Web Terminal for that Cloud Server.
Quick Actions - Clicking the 'Quick Actions' button will open the available actions for that server distribution. Some distributions may have more or fewer options than others. These are the current standard options for most distributions:
- Reset Password - Reset the password for the cloud_user to the randomly generated one that is displayed on the server details
- Add /dev/xvdb - Add a 1GB secondary drive that will be listed as /dev/xvdb on your server
- Delete Server - Removes the Cloud Server entirely