How To Build And Connect Your Server Using RunCloud Direct Server Provisioning

With our latest “Server Provisioning” feature, you can build and connect a server in DigitalOcean, Linode, and Vultr directly from the RunCloud dashboard. Provisioning your server has never been easier and the user interface couldn’t get any easier.

In just a few clicks, RunCloud will provision your server and do all the work for you so you can sit back and relax, go grab yourself a cup of coffee, come back, and RunCloud will be running on your server when you return. It really is that simple.

RunCloud Direct Server Provisioning

To get started, click on the “Let’s get started” button to build & connect your first server.

A screen will pop up showing you a list of available server providers.

Select your server provider.

If you click on DigitalOcean, Linode, or Vultr, you will only need to leave the dashboard once, to obtain an API key from each of these. Within the RunCloud dashboard, for any future server creations, you will be able add additional servers without having to leave your dashboard.

Once you have selected “Build Server” provision type, click on “Add new key”.

You will need to enter in your secret key. To get to this this area within your server provider, RunCloud provides a clickable link, so click on “How to get an API key?”

How To Create API Key For DigitalOcean

You can create API Key For DigitalOcean by visiting this URL,

https://cloud.digitalocean.com/settings/api/tokens

You will be taken to a screen where you can generate your API key or token. Click on “Generate New Token”.

You should enable both read and write access for a smooth communication channel between RunCloud and your server provider.

Click “Generate Token” button to get your DigitalOcean API Key.

How To Create API Key For Linode

You can create API Key for Linode by visiting this URL,

https://cloud.linode.com/profile/tokens

You will be taken to a screen where you can generate your API key or token. Click on “Add Personal Access Token”.

You should enable both read and write access for “Linodes” scope for a smooth communication channel between RunCloud and your server provider.

Click “Create Token” button to get your Linode API Key.

How To Create API Key For Vultr

You can create API Key for Vultr by visiting this URL,

https://my.vultr.com/settings/#settingsapi

You will be taken to a screen where you can generate your API key or token. Click “Enable API” button to get your Vultr API Key.

You should enable “Allow All IPv4” for a smooth communication channel between RunCloud and your server provider.

Build Your Server Now…

Returning back to “Add new API key” screen in your RunCloud dashboard, enter in the newly generated token / API key you copied and paste it into the Secret text input area.

After you have added your API key, select it from the list.

You will see your server provider panel in your RunCloud dashboard.

Choose OS image, data center region, select an instance, and click on “Add this server”.

RunCloud will begin provisioning your server automagically.

Once the provision is complete, you will land on the RunCloud dashboard.

If successful, data about your server will appear and you have successfully setup your server with RunCloud.

Done!

Summary

At RunCloud, we are all about making your dev life easier, delivering a fast service, and ensuring your server is managed properly.

Whether beginner or expert developer, we’ve made connecting your server easy, fast and secure.

Get started and setup your server today!

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4 thoughts on “How To Build And Connect Your Server Using RunCloud Direct Server Provisioning

  1. RunCloud really help me save lots of time when deploying new servers in the past 2 years. Really love your service and please send my best regards to Arif -your CEO, he’s been doing a great job!

  2. And if an upgrade is required on the server, how should it be done? On the runcloud or cloud panel itself?

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