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Creating a Server from your Cloud Control is a quick way to launch a new Virtual Machine inside the Cloud very, very quickly. This feature is fantastic and this article is intended for Hostwinds clients who have purchased a VPS or Cloud and are able to access the Cloud Control Panel. 

Creating A New Server From Cloud Control

This guide covers the different sections and what they are in creating a Server from within cloud control panel.  To review on how to locate your Cloud Control management area, please review:  Cloud Control Overview .

Once in your Cloud Control portal, you will see available Servers already purchased.  You will also be able to create a new Server by selecting the Create button at the top of the screen.

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Choose Servers from the available drop-down.

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First you have the different Operating Systems (OS) to choose from. 

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There is also several applications that will be prebuilt into the Server you can pick.

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The next section you can choose is the Plan for your Server. You can choose to have Fully Managed or Unmanaged options for the Management of your new Server. The differences between Fully Managed and Unmanaged are detailed here and you are able to add Fully Managed to your Unmanaged Server at any time.

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You can then choose the type of Disk Drive you would like to have by selecting the drive type from the drop-down menu. We suggest SSD Drives for any Servers that you will be using in a production environment for faster speeds.

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Now you would select the tier of the Server or Build Your Own if you need specific customization to your RAM, Number of CPU Cores, Disk Space and Bandwidth.

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Example of choose Build Your Own from the available plans

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You also have the option to create the Server with a C-Class IP

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Add your SSH Key so that you can log in using SSH to your Server after it has been created. If you have created an SSH Key already, this will be selected and added to your Server when it is created. 

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Next, you can select a Data Center Location of your choosing. We suggest choosing the location that is closest to your website visitors and has the lowest latency.

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Lastly, we have the nickname for you to input (1) an easy to remember name for your Server, the Billing Cycle (2) for your Server and quantity (3) you would like to create.  Once ready to purchase, select Create Server (4).

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Creating a new Server in your Cloud Control Panel is very fast and incredibly easy to do. If you need any help at all, or if you would like to make sure you have the right Server for your needs, we are here to help you 24/7/365 in LiveChat, or by opening a ticket.

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