Virtual server

Create a virtual server

  1. You can create a new virtual server by selecting the “Virtual servers” section on the left in the Control Panel and then click the “Create” button, or into Site header click the “Create” button and select “Virtual server”, then the Virtual Server Creation Wizard will open.

  2. Next, you need to select an operating system. You can deploy both from the proposed options for operating systems and also use your own image from the “My Images” section, or create a server using an existing boot volume.

  3. Select the required server configuration by specifying:

  • System disk size;

  • One of five system disk types;

  • Virtual server configuration, depending on the required amount of virtual processor cores (vCPU) and random access memory (RAM).

  1. Select the server’s availability zone:

  • WAW-1 - Warsaw, Poland;

  • MIA-1 - Miami, USA;

  • DFW-1 - Dallas, USA;

  • MNL-1 - Manila, Philippines.

The cost of renting a virtual server does not depend on the selected region.

  1. Next, you’ll need to select the available networks for the server. By default, when creating the first server in a region, you’ll be prompted to create an external network with both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses allocated. Future servers can be connected to this network if required. Additionally, any internal networks previously created in the “Networks” section will also be listed for selection.


You can connect an available port from either an external or internal network to a server. Ports can be pre-created within any network via the “Networks” page.

  1. There are two ways to authorize a user on the server:

  • SSH key authorization;

  • Authorization of the root user with a password.

The first authorization method requires a previously added SSH key (added in the “SSH Keys” section). After adding an SSH key it will be displayed in the list for selection.

For the second authorization method you need to specify your own password. The password is specified once. If necessary the password can be changed in the virtual server settings.

  1. While creating a virtual server you can enable automatic system disk backup and set up a schedule. The service is free but there is a data storage fee. Specify the days which you need to back up the system disk, the desired time for the backup and the number of copies.

  2. Specify the name of the server in the system. The server name will also be indicated in the operating systems characteristics (Linux and Windows). It is acceptable to use letters of the Latin alphabet and numbers.

  3. Click the “Create Server” button. The virtual machine will appear in the list.

Change virtual server configuration


Changing the configuration causes the server’s restart within 1-2 minutes.

  1. In the Control Panel go to the section “Cloud” / “Virtual servers”.

  2. Select the required server and click “More”.

  3. In the opened page on the Information tab in the Data section click on “Edit configuration” and select “Computational resources”.

  4. Select a new configuration and click “Save”. After saving the server will reboot to apply the new configuration.

Enable, disable or restart the virtual server

There are two conditions of the cloud server - ACTIVE (Turned on) and SHUTOFF (Turned off).

  1. In the Control Panel go to the “Cloud” / “Virtual servers” section.

  2. For selected server click on the button with down arrow and select “Turn on” or “Turn off” from the drop-down list (depending on the current condition of the server).

  3. If you need to restart particular server select “Reload”.

  4. If server reboot lasts too long, you can use «Hard reboot» option in the list. In this case all computational processes on the server will be forcibly stopped and reboot process will take less time. A hard reboot is the equivalent of power cycling the server.

Delete virtual server

  1. In the Control Panel go to the “Cloud” / “Virtual servers” section.

  2. For the selected server click on the button with down arrow and select “Delete” from the drop-down list.

  3. In the opened window you need to confirm your intention to delete the selected server by indicating it’s name.


To preserve an external network port with IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, disconnect it from the server before deletion. This port can then be connected to a different virtual machine in the future.


When a server is deleted, any ports that were either created separately or previously disconnected from the server will not be deleted along with the server. The IPv4 address of the port will continue to incur charges.

  1. Click the “Delete” button.


The system disk will be deleted with the server. Deleted virtual servers cannot be recovered.

View resource usage statistics

It is possible to see the information about the load metrics of virtual servers in the graphs.

  1. In the Control Panel go to the “Cloud” / “Virtual servers” section.

  2. Select the required server and click “More”.

  3. On the opened server page is the Metrics tab.

The following metrics are provided for each server:

  • CPU load;

  • network interface load schedule.