How to create new Cloud Server Instance on Linode
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How to create new Cloud Server Instance on Linode

Cloud server or cloud computing is a new way of computing. Cloud computer or cloud server not only for business users. Even you can easily create and build your own cloud server. Today, we are going to show you how easy and simple to create new cloud server instance on Linode. After you have a new cloud server, you can do many things such as built a wordpress site, install owncloud or nextcloud on top of it, etc. Linode is a great alternative to Amazon AWS EC2. You can choose and pick any instance size that suits your budget and needs.

We dedicate this guide to anyone who wants to deploy a low cost cloud server at Linode. We try to explain every steps clearly. You might think that the Linode web dashboard user interface is pretty outdated compared to other provider such as DigitalOcean. Well, I don’t see that it will be a big issue since it is still pretty easy to use and very responsive either.

As you can see, you can start using Linode cloud server as low as $5 per month. For more information, please visit Linode.

Steps to create new Cloud Server Instance on Linode.

Step 1. Register at Linode

If you don’t have Linode account, you can create a new one. Please visit this link below to sign up a new Linode account. You will need a valid credit card to register.

Sign Up at Linode

Step 2. Login to Linode

After you sign up, we are ready to continue. Login to Linode using your username and password.

After login, you will see the Linode Manager page. This is the dashboard where we can manage all Linode resources we use.

Step 3. Add a Linode server

To immediately create a new server, click Add a Linode link. It will bring up the next window to choose the instance type.

Select the instance type and then select location and finally press Add this Linode to start. You can select the instance with several CPU, RAM and Hard disk space configuration. Next, your new instance should be visible in the dashboard.

At this point, we are successfully deploy a new cloud server instance at Linode. But, this server is not usable until we install an operating system on it. Next, we are going to show you how to install OS on Linode.

Install an Operating System on Linode Cloud Server Instance

To install an Operating System on Linode server, follow these steps:

  • Click a Linode that we are going to install OS on it
  • Press the Deploy an Image link
  • Select the Operating system from the list. For example Debian 9. Specify the disk size for deployment or leave it as is to use the default setting.
    create new cloud server instance on linode
  • Enter root Password. You will need to type the password for root user. You will need this password to login to the new instance.
  • Click Deploy to start the deployment process
  • Boot the instance
    Click Boot to start booting the instance.

If you need a ready to use stack script or appliance, click the Deploying Using StackScript. You can choose from many available scripts such as WordPress, LAMP and many others.

Connect to Cloud Server Instance

We have our server up and running but how can we connect to our server, install software, perform update etc? To connect to our instance, you can follow these steps. First make a note of your server IP address. You can see your IP address from the Linode dashboard.

From Linux

Open Terminal and type:

ssh root@your-ip-address

From Windows

Download and install Putty. Open Putty and type the server IP address, username and password.

Final Thoughts

Create New Cloud Server Instance on Linode is pretty easy and can be done in few minutes. Also it is very flexible to start from low cost instance and then we can scale out in the future as our cloud compute demand grows. Thanks for reading this tutorial to create new cloud server instance on Linode.

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