How to create a Codero Cloud Instance

This article is designed to walk you through the steps required to create a new Cloud Instance through Codero Cloud Portal


* A current Codero Cloud Account.


Log In

Log into your Codero Cloud portal using your login ID or Codero Client ID and your Password.


Create Cloud

To begin creating a new cloud instances, click the cloud-portal-create-cloud symbol from the Main Menu in the left column. This will open the Create Cloud Server screen.



Select a unique name identifier for this server. The name may only contain characters A-Z, 0-9 and hyphens (-). You are limited to a total of 60 characters for the name and it cannot start with a hyphen.




Codero Cloud instances are available in a variety of sizes. Each size has predetermined RAM, Bandwidth, cores and disk space. Click the option that supports your requirements. The monthly pricing for each size option is displayed on the right.

If you intend to create a Windows instance, you will need to select a server with 1024 MB RAM minimum. Lower options will not support the Windows operating system.



Operating System

Select the desired Operating System (OS) by clicking on the OS Icon, then select the required version. Any additional license fees for the selected OS will be displayed on the right.

At the time of writing, the OS versions available are:

Ubuntu 10.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Debian 6.0
CentOS 5.10
CentOS 6.5
Fedora 18
ArchLinux 2013.07.01
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 w/MSSQL Standard*
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 w/MSSQL Standard*
Docker 1.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

If you require MSSQL, but do not need the advanced options provided with MSSQL Standard, you should create an instance without MSSQL, then install your own version of MSSQL with the license provided to you by Microsoft.




There are no options to select since Codero Cloud Bandwidth pricing does not change based on the cloud’s configurations. Currently, all incoming bandwidth is free and so is any private communication between the instance and any other Codero servers on the account provided they are connected with a Hybrid connection.



Billing Period

Select your desired billing period. Select between Hourly or Monthly. Hourly instances are best for development or for offloading processing spikes. If you are using your instance for hosting or other continuous services, select the Monthly option for the best pricing.

Note that when you change between Hourly and Monthly billing cycles, the prices listed for each Size and OS license fees are updated automatically.
Hourly instances are billed from the creation time until they are deleted. Simply stopping an hourly instance does not stop the billing for the instance. To stop all billing on a cloud instance, it must be deleted.

Hourly billing example

Monthly billing example


Create Server

The last step is to create your server! Click the blue Create Server button at the bottom of the page.


Depending on the size and operating system selected, it may take between a few minutes to as much as 1/2 hour for your instance to be created.


Note your Password and IP address!



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