Instances

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

Quickstart

  1. Start by clicking the Wizard button in the Control Panel. Click Create Instance.

  2. Name your instance. The hostname is also set from the selected name during the initial creation.

  3. Choose the image distribution and version of your choice. Several Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Container, and Firewall image distributions are available.

  4. Choose the configuration (flavor) for your instance that determines its vCPUs, RAM, Disk, and price.

  5. Confirm the network topology. If you have more than one Private Network, you can select the one you want. By default, each instance is assigned an address and is reachable via the Internet. If you wish for the instance to be reachable only internally, uncheck the IPv4 checkbox.

  6. Linux-based distributions: Select an existing SSH key or create a new one by clicking the (+) Plus button. The use of "User data" aka , is optional and only intended for advanced users. Windows-based distributions: Specify a password for the Administrator user account. Click on Finish. Deploying an instance takes a few minutes.

  7. Once the instance is created, follow the detailed guide on how to connect to it.

Images

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.

Distribution Available Versions

Ubuntu

16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, 22.04 LTS

Debian

10, 11

RHEL Derivatives

Alma Linux 8, 8.5, 9

Cent OS 7, 8.1, 8.3

Rocky Linux 8.5

VzLinux 8

Windows Server

2016 Standard, 2019 Standard, 2019 Core Standard, 2022 Standard

Fedora

31, 32, 34, 35

FreeBSD

12.2, 13.1

Container DistributionAvailable Versions

Fedora Core OS

31, 34, 35

RancherOS

1.5.5

Flatcar

2512, 2765, 3033, 3227

Firewall Distribution . Available Versions

VyOS (Crux)

1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.5, 1.2.6, 1.2.7, 1.3.1

FortiGate

6.2.3, 6.4.0, 7.0.0

Regional Availability

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

Limits

  • At the moment, IPv6 is not supported.

Connect to instancesDestroy instances

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