OVH Guide

Create an instance in your OVH customer account

Create an instance in your OVH customer account

  • Create
  • instance
  • Openstack

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.

Prerequisites

  • You must be logged in to your OVH customer account
  • You must have created and configued an SSH key in your OVH customer account. Guide:

Add a server

  • Click the Add button in the top left

  • Choose Add a server

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|

Choose the operating system

  • For example Ubuntu 14.04

Choose the datacentre region

For example Strasbourg

Select the SSH key

  • For example:

Information

When a Windows instance has been created, it is not necessary to configure an SSH key.

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