Instances are Linux or Windows-based virtual machines (VMs) that run on top of virtualized hardware in different regions.

Create a new Instance

  1. 1.
    From the Wizard menu in the top left of the control panel, click Create Instance.
  2. 2.
    Enter a name (this name will be used for the hostname during the initial creation).
  3. 3.
    Choose the desired datacenter region.
  4. 4.
    Choose an image, which can be a Linux, Windows, Container or Firewall distribution.
  5. 5.
    Choose a plan for your Instance, which determines its RAM, disk space, and vCPUs as well as its price.
  6. 6.
    Confirm the network topology. The default is that each instance gets a Floating (Public) IP address and it's reachable on the internet.
  7. 7.
    Choose an Keypair (SSH Key, with the + sign a Keypair can be added within the wizard) and leave "User Data" empty (this is only for advanced use cases) and click on Finish to create the instance. For windows based instances you have to specify a password for the default user (Administrator).
  8. 8.
    Please wait a few minutes until the instance is ready.
  9. 9.
    From here, you can follow our detailed guide on connecting to Instance


We offer a wide variety of different distribution images you can use for your Instances. Besides regular server operating systems, we also offer container and firewall distributions as listed below.
Available Versions
20.04 LTS 18.04 LTS 16.04 LTS
8.1 7
Windows Server
2019 Standard 2019 Core Standard 2016 Standard
32 31
Container Distribution
Available Versions
Fedora Core OS
Firewall Distribution .
Available Versions
Crux 1.2.5 Crux 1.2.4 Crux 1.2.3
6.4.0 6.2.3

Regional Availability

Instances are available in all regions. They are region-specific resources and can only be assigned within the same region.


  • At the moment IPv6 is not supported.