Introduction: Microhost is the first cloud infrastructure provider in INDIA, which delivers different kind of cloud products. We are going to explain all the product and feature individually. So let’s get started.
While login into Microhost cloud dashboard it appears as like the below screenshot:-
As per the above screenshot you can see the list of product as below:
We will discuss about each feature individually in brief. So, Getting Starting with Cloud Server
Introduction: A cloud server is powerful physical or virtual infrastructure that performs application- and information-processing storage. Cloud servers are created using virtualization software to divide a physical (bare metal) server into multiple virtual servers. Organizations use an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) model to process workloads and store information. They can access virtual server functions remotely through an online interface.
How to deploy new cloud server
Prerequisite for deploying the server:
User should have the account registered on Microhost.com
User should have funds/credit/balance in his account.
If you don’t have the account then you can sign up to microhost.com while clicking the below link
Server Deployment steps are given below:
Step 1: Login to microhost.com to deploy the server, afterward dashboard will look like the below screenshot.
Click on this to deploy New Cloud Server
Step 2: Click on deploy server, where you will get the option to select the Datacenter, OS Version, Server Name, Cloud configurations etc.
Step 3: We need to select the Datacenter location first afterward we will select the Operating System, and then the configuration.
Step 4 : In the above screenshot we can see the backup option , we can select that weekly backup if required. However, there are many backup plans are present as you need to reach to sales department for more backup plan details.
Step 5: We can also see the option of SSH Key in above screenshot. This is a authentication key which is used to access the SSH without Username and Password. If you want then you can add this feature too.
Step 6 : Lastly we need to click on deploy cloud Server. The Deployment process can take 10 to 20 minutes afterward, the login credentials would be sent on your registered email id. You can refer the below Screenshot for the reference.
Step 7: After the completion of server creation, we need to check the mailbox of registered email id. The email subject will be New cloud Server Details, where we can find the login credentials of the server.
Step 8: We can access the server using console, but best way to access the cloud server is to access it remotely. You can access the server by following the below document.
Feature which can be used to manage cloud server
There are multiple feature that can be used to manage the Cloud Server. These feature are explained below:
This is used to see the Server resource uses like ( Bandwidth, Cpu, Ram, Etc)
This is used to access the server using console and you can reset the password as well
To is used for power management of server( Power off , Reboot, Hard reboot)
This option is used to manage Private IP and RDNS
This option is used to upgrade and downgrade of cloud server
This option is used to format the cloud server
This option is used to download and manage the OS ISOs.
This option is used to add and delete the additional storage
This option is used to manage weekly backups
This option is used to create and manage server snapshots
This option is used to create Cloud Firewall
This option is used to delete the cloud server permanently
Now we will discuss each feature in details :
Graphs are used to track all type of resource utilization of the server like (Bandwidth uses, I/O uses, Cpu Uses etc.) .
This option is used to access the console as well as for reset the password:
This option is used for power management. We can perform different task like (Shutdown, Power On, Restart, Hard Reboot etc)
We can see the networking details of the server like (Ip address , Subnet, gateway etc.) as well as we can configure RDNS (Reverse Dns) in this option. Additionally , we can also assign private IP for our server.
This option is responsible for Upgrade & Downgrade of the server. There are two type of plan one is RAM & CPU Plans only and another one is RAM ,CPU & STORAGE Plans. RAM & CPU plans have the functionality that, it can be upgraded as well as downgraded. However, RAM ,CPU & STORAGE Plans can be upgraded but it can’t be downgrade.
This option is used to Rebuild the server. While rebuild all the current data would be deleted . In this process firstly, we have to select the operating system which we want to install on the server , and we have to copy and paste a security text given over there. However, The configuration of the server will be the same as earlier.
This section is used to create a server using custom ISO. You need to download the ISO image in your account using URL afterward you can use that ISO for server deployment.
Note: The server will be created using ISO at the same location, where the ISO had been downloaded earlier.
This section is used to add additional storage for your server. You will be charged additionally for the additional storage. You can also switch the drive priority from primary to additional or vice versa. You can also remove the additional storage form here only.
This option is used to generate a weekly backup for instances. You may enable this option at the time of server deployment or later from cloud dashboard. This will charge 20% of your server cost additionally.
This option is used to create a server snapshot, snapshot is like server real time image. We can restore the snapshot in future if we need to restore the server which we were using earlier for that particular point of time. This is also charged additionally.
Cloud Firewall is extra layer of security for the cloud server. Which will prevent unauthorized/unwanted traffic for your cloud server. It will only allow the traffic which is known to it. Inbound and Outbound both connection can be controlled through the cloud firewall. We will See, how we can create and configure the Cloud Firewall.
Step 1: First, we have to Login into Microhost Cloud Dashboard.
Step 2: After successful login, we will move to the Cloud Firewall section as given in the screenshot:
Step 3: In the Cloud Firewall option, we have to click on “Create New Firewall” as given in the screenshot:
Step 4: Output will be shown as similar like given in the screenshot, where we have to write the name of the Firewall. It could be anything like (Test, Myfirewall etc.)
Step 5: After clicking on create firewall, a firewall with some predefined policies would be created as shown in the screenshot. You can manage those policies as per your requirement.
Step 6: After creating a firewall we have to add the server respectively for which we want to apply these policies. We can add single or multiple servers for single firewall as per the requirement.
Step 7: We can remove the added server also the firewall as explained in the screenshot.
We can destroy the server using this option. This will delete the server data and complete server. We need to copy and paste a security tag for server deletion.
DNS management is a free service offered to all the customers from Microhost. You can use this functionality in terms of Dns Server. Which will be using for pointing the Dns records as per your requirement. You can add single as well as multiple domains in it. We will see, how we can use this feature.
PREREQUISITE : Before we begin to Dns Management portion, first Update the name server ns1.microhost.com & ns2.microhost.com from Domain control panel
Step 1: First, we have to Login into Microhost Cloud Dashboard
Step 2: After Successful login, output will be shown as like given screenshot. We have to move onto “Managed Dns” section then We have to click on “Add New Domain” Button.
Step 3: We have to enter the domain name for which we want to use the Dns Server. Afterward we will move to the next page, where we can add multiple record as per the requirement.
Step 4: We can add records while putting the required details in the given fields. Along with that, we can delete the added records while clicking on the delete button as given in the screenshot.