Getting started with Web PaaS

Find out how to set up your Web PaaS solution in the OVHcloud Control Panel

Last updated 20th July 2021

Objective

OVHcloud Web PaaS powered by Platform.sh enables web developers to manage, develop and deploy applications by offering a centralised collaborative solution with numerous integrated features.

This guide explains how to order and preconfigure your Web PaaS solution in the OVHcloud Control Panel.

Requirements

Instructions

Subscribing to the service

Log in to your OVHcloud Control Panel and switch to Web Cloud in the top navigation bar.

Select Web PaaS in the services bar on the left-hand side, then click on the button New project.

order service

Step 1: Name your project

Give your project a name and click on Next.

Step 2: Choose a plan

Select a plan that best suits your needs after verifying the details and capabilities on the product page. If necessary, increase the number of vCPUs in the drop-down menu of the chosen solution.

You can upgrade or downgrade the project later in the Control Panel. Note that a downgrade to the Start plan will not be possible after creating the project.

choose plan

Step 3: Select the region

Choose the geographical region of the data centre in which your project will be hosted.

project details

Step 4: Select the project type

  • If the project relies on your own pre-existing code, you will be able to import it: click on Create your template and continue with Next.

  • If you click on Select an existing template, the list of available templates will be displayed along with their properties. You can check the product page FAQ to find out which templates are included in the respective plan. Select one and click on Next.

project type

Step 5: Configure your project

In this step you can choose additional resources for the project, according to the plan you have selected. Please refer to our product page for details about the available Environments, Storage, and User licences for each plan.

configure details

The options chosen here can be modified in the Control Panel later. Note that it will not be possible to downgrade Storage after it has been increased.

Step 6: Proceed to complete your order

Finally, review the order summary and click on Create a project to confirm. This will initiate the payment process.

You can order the service from the product page as well.

Each project requires a separate service subscription. In order to add a project, simply repeat the steps above.

After the payment process is completed, the project will be deployed and you will be able to log in to the Management Console from the OVHcloud Control Panel.

Step 7: Check the availability of your project for build and deploy

On your project's General information page, click on Access my Web PaaS project.

OVHcloud control panel

You will be redirected to the OVERVIEW tab of the Web PaaS Management Console.

Here you can follow the configuration wizard to guide you through the first steps with your project. Click Start to follow all the steps. Alternatively, you can directly select one of the wizard steps on the right.

console project

The project is ready when the status is set to Active on the Master environment.

console project

Getting started with a Web PaaS project

Configuring the CLI

The first step with an active project is usually to install the Web PaaS CLI in your local working environment. Download the Web PaaS CLI by copying the curl command provided in the Wizard into your local Terminal application.

The Web PaaS CLI installer will provide further instructions and provide a URL to be opened in your web browser. This is necessary to grant access to your user account. (You might be prompted to log in with your OVHcloud credentials at this point). Click on the button Yes, authorize to finish the CLI configuration.

Configuring SSH keys

The next step is to add SSH keys to your user account.

  • If you would like to use an existing local key, enter the command webpaas ssh-key:add in the Web PaaS CLI. Your public key can be added in the Wizard or in the Account settings of your Web PaaS Management Console.
  • If you need to create a new key pair, we recommend to follow the steps in the SSH guide.

Downloading the project

The final step to get started with a project is to downlad it in order to work on it locally. Simply enter webpaas get in your Web PaaS CLI and you will be able to select it from the list of your projects.

Go further

Configuring the CLI

Using SSH

Using YAML

Managing Web PaaS from the OVHcloud Control Panel

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