Overview

The Public Cloud lets you create virtual servers (instances) quickly and easily in just a few clicks.
These instances are similar to OVH VPS but not exactly the same.
Here are the main differences between VPS and Public Cloud instances:

VPS:
  • Simple customer interface
  • Focused on a single machine
  • A large number of distributions provided

Public Cloud Instance:
  • Choose to pay monthly or by the hour
  • OpenStack API
  • Instances working together

This guide will explain how to create an instance.
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Prerequisites

Launching an instance

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Add a server

  • Click the Add button in the top left
  • Choose Add a server
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Choose the server characteristics

  • When you click on the arrow to the right of the model a new menu will appear:
You can then choose your instance type:
  • VPS-SSD range
from 1 to 2 vCores from 2 G to 8 GB of RAM from 10 to 40 GB of storage
  • CPU range
from 2 to 32 vCores from 7 to 120 GB of Ram from 200 to 1600 GB of storage
  • RAM range
from 2 to 16 vCores from 30 to 240 GB of RAM from 200 to 1600 GB of storage
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Choose the operating system

  • For example Ubuntu 14.04
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Choose the datacentre region

For example Strasbourg
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Select the SSH key

  • For example:
Information
When a Windows instance has been created, it is not necessary to configure an SSH key.
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Name the virtual server and restart

  • Name the virtual server
  • Choose to pay by the hour or per month.
Warning:
When you create an instance and choose to pay monthly you must keep this instance for at least until the end of the current month.
  • Click Launch now