Creating an Object Storage container

Find out how to create your Object Storage containers in the OVHcloud Control Panel

Last updated 27th October 2021

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The Object Storage solution for Public Cloud offers an unlimited storage solution with simple billing tailored to your needs. There are many types of object containers:

  • For static hosting (static website).
  • For private hosting (e.g. storage of personal data).
  • For public hosting (to store everything that is accessible to the public).
  • For cold storage (archiving).

The first step is to create a container that will hold your files.

This guide explains how to create it from the OVHcloud Control Panel and from the Openstack Horizon interface.

Requirements

If you use Horizon :

Instructions

Creating an Object Storage container from the OVHcloud Control Panel

Log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel, go to the Public Cloud section and select the Public Cloud project concerned. Then, click on Object Storage in the left-hand navigation bar under "Storage". Finally, click Create an object container.

If this is your first container:

pcs dashboard

If this is not your first container:

pcs dashboard

Select your solution and click on Next.

select your solution

Select the region of your container, then click Next:

select a region

Select the container type, then click Next:

select a type of container

Name your container, then click Create the container:

If you want to link your container to a domain name, your container name must not contain the following characters: - [ . ] - [ _ ] - And you must not use capital letters.

See: Linking a container to a domain name

container name

Your container is now created:

container created

Creating an Object Storage container from Horizon

It is not possible to create a Public Cloud Archive container from Horizon.

Log in to Horizon :

horizon login

  1. Expand the Object Store menu, click Containers then click + Container.

Horizon containers

Name your container.

If you want to link your container to a domain name, your container name must not contain the following characters: - [ . ] - [ _ ] - And you must not use capital letters.

See: Linking a container to a domain name

Select the access policy for your container then click Next.

horizon create container

Your container is now created:

horizon container created

You can also see it in your OVHcloud Control Panel.

pcs dashboard

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