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Cloud Server Overview

Cloud Server Overview A Cloud Server is a Virtual Private Server (VPS) on Hostwinds' Cloud platform. Cloud Servers are virtualized within our Cloud platform using Enterprise drives and hardware for dedicated resources your server utilizes. They can be quickly created in just...

Cloud Server Management

Cloud servers, and by extension the Cloud Control pages, can seem complicated upon first entry. This article will provide an overview of the Cloud Control area so you can master all tasks you want to perform using your cloud server. From the Cloud Control Home Note: To make...

HWAgent

The hwagent is an all-in-one solution for cloud infrastructure management and server administration. Well-designed routines make the adoption of the Hostwinds Cloud Platform seamless. You can sync your SSH keys actively between instances, update your networking configuration...

Reinstalling a Cloud Server

Before you re-install your Cloud Server, it is essential, if possible, to create a backup of the data on your system. Hostwinds cannot stress the importance of this enough, as when the re-install occurs, you will remove all the old data, and you will not be able to retrieve...

Create a Cloud Server

What is a Cloud Server? A cloud server is a robust software infrastructure that Hostwinds uses to process our storage. We create these using virtualization software and divide our physical servers into multiple virtual servers that we provide to you. Connecting to a Server...

Cloud Agent Overview and Management

The Hostwinds Cloud Agent is a suite of tools that interface with the OS inside a VPS to the API for your Cloud Control. It is essentially a command-line tool running from an SSH connection or inside a cmd or PowerShell window. The Cloud Agent is responsible for setting the...