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Why you should choose a Cloud infrastructure for running a Virtual Machine
Published on: September 8, 2013 by Emil

Why you should choose a Cloud infrastructure for running a Virtual Machine

In this article we will explain how to use Cloud service-model called Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) regarding our Cloud hosting solution. 

One of the most important features of Cloud infrastructure is that it is not physically dependent on a certain hardware. It is a distributed computing system allocated at a really huge number of physical servers in different Data Centers. Data safety is absolutely guaranteed. 

Scalability is also a serious reason why people are moving from traditional VPS’s based on single dedicated servers to Cloud infrastructure.

General concept of this service is that we provide you with a number of certain resources which you are able to allocate according to your needs and requirements. You may build several virtual machines (VM) distributing Cloud resources among them. The number of VM’s is limited only by the number of CPU’s in your Cloud’s configuration - at least 1 CPU per VM.

Each VM configuration can be changed at any moment within few minutes as well as Cloud infrastructure. You may expand your Cloud resources on the fly without changing anything in your VM.

1. Choose resources for your Cloud. You may order a pre configured Cloud or build your own custom configuration. Further chosen configuration can be easily modified. 

2. After order confirmation you will get an email with access details to OnApp web application where a Cloud can be managed. The address of our OnApp panel is

3. There you will see a control panel for your Cloud with a user-friendly GUI. Create a new VPS according to your needs and resources of your Cloud. The basic rule is that there should be at least one CPU per VPS. Allocate resources like CPU’s, HDD space, RAM and IP addresses among your VPS’s. Each VPS can be easily changed further.

4. We offer over 200 templates for VPS’s based on Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS and other Linux based OS’s, FreeBSD and Windows operating systems. Each template can be deployed within few minutes. Click on “Virtual Machines” tab at the left side of the Control Panel.


5. Press “Add new virtual machine”.

6. Give your VM a label, hostname and “root” password.

7. Choose the right template according to your preferences. 

8. Allocate Cloud resources for this particular VM.

9. Configure your network interface. You may limit its speed to any peak value up to 1 gbit/s. In our case it is limited up to 512 mbit/s. If you choose unlimited option the peak bandwidth value may reach 10 gbit/s. Such speed might quickly exhaust your monthly bandwidth limit. Of course, you are able to upgrade it according to your needs.

10. Press “Create Virtual Machine”.

11. Few minutes later you a control panel of recently created VM will appear from which you will be able to manage and configure your VM.

12. SSH access is disabled for some operating systems by default. In order to enable it go to “Overview” - > “Console”. Then you will be able to work with OS installed. The latest Java Runtime Environment must be installed for remote console functionality.

From the “Dashboard” tab you can see statistics on the usage of your current Cloud.

This is the list of VMs’ templates available.

You may also create and save your own templates.

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