Today lets handle the task of setting up our first Cloud VPS. First it's necessary we login to the VPS.NET control panel. Admittedly, the first couple of days I had to ask Nick where the login box was. I'll help everyone out by including a screen shot.
Once we're logged in, we'll see the home page for the VPS.NET control panel.
From here, we'll need to go to the Create New VPS Link. In step 1 of the create new VPS link, we need to decide how many nodes we're going to assign to the VPS. In my account, I have 4 nodes available; I'm going to assign all of them to this VPS.
In Step 2 and 3 we need to decide on a name and label for a web server. It's probably the most difficult decision you'll have to make, but don't stress it; the importance of this is minimal, and really only necessary for organizational purposes. Additionally, we need to decide what kind of backups should be made. I'm going to choose both Snapshot and Rsync, as it provides me with redundant backups with the Rsync backups being hosted offsite.
Once we reach Step 4, we simply need to decide on any licenses you want. If you choose CPanel the options for Softaculous, RVSkin and Litespeed Webserver are made available.
Step 5 is the fun and easy part. You get to decide where you want your cloud VPS to be hosted, and then what operating system you want. You have 4 choices: 1.) UK - London, England, 2.) US Central - Chicago, Illinois, .3) US East - Atlanta, Georgia, 4.) US West - Salt Lake City, Utah. If the location has multiple zones (essentially multiple clouds) you can choose which one you want to use. This allows you to spread your VPS's out, or if you want them all together, then you can do that as well. I'm going to be choosing Atlanta, with the Cloud Optimized Debian Linux Operating System.
Once we click submit, we'll be taken to the details page for the VPS, which will show the root password and IP Address of the server. The server status will show it as running a task while the VPS is created. This typically only takes 2- 3 minutes. After your VPS is all setup, you'll see a page that looks like this.