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Custom server images

Custom server images allow you to create preconfigured system images that can be deployed in seconds. Check out this quick guide on how to create your first custom image and how to deploy it.

How to get started with ServerPilot

Not everyone is a server admin and DevOps also need time for the development side and that's what cloud management service ServerPilot is here to help you with.

How to get started with D2C automation platform

In this guide, we'll go through the steps of configuring UpCloud as a provider on D2C, deploying your first host, and installing a new service.

VAT for EU businesses

We can help your EU based business simplify taxation by discounting VAT from your payments. This article explains how VAT works and what you need to do to deduct VAT.

Adding balance to your account using PayPal

Adding balance to your UpCloud account using PayPal is quick and easy, here's how.

Getting started with Libcloud compute nodes

The Libcloud compute driver for UpCloud allows you to deploy and manage cloud servers using simple functions. Follow these instructions to get started with the Libcloud library.

How to Create Custom Templates with Packer

Packer is easy to use automation solution for creating any type of machine images. It embraces modern configuration management by allowing automated software install and setup within Packer-built images.

Time zones and synchronisation

Many web applications require accurate and reliable timekeeping to function correctly. This guide helps you keep the time.

DNS servers and firewall settings

In this guide, we'll explain the DNS settings and how these affect your cloud servers.

How to install Flynn cluster in the cloud

Flynn is the open source turnkey solution to the cloud, containers, and everything needed for running applications in production.

How to install Matrix Synapse Home Server

This guide will help you install and get started with Matrix and its reference home server Synapse.

How to Get Started with Docker Machine

This guide shows what you need to get started on Ubuntu Linux but Docker Machine is also available on a number of other operating systems including macOS and Windows.

How to Get Started with Dokku Debian

This guide will help you get Dokku Debian installed, configured, and tested, along with tips on getting the most out of your personal cloud platform.

How to Get Started with Dokku Ubuntu

This guide will help you get Dokku Ubuntu installed, configured, and tested, along with tips on getting the most out of your personal cloud platform.

How to Get Started with Dokku CentOS

This guide will help you get Dokku CentOS installed, configured, and tested, along with tips on getting the most out of your personal cloud platform.

How to secure Postfix using Let’s Encrypt

This guide goes through the steps required in configuring a secure Postfix STMP server with certificates provided by the Let's Encrypt certificate authority and Dovecot that is used for client authentication.

How to reset root password on cloud server

Resetting the root password of your cloud server is fairly straightforward and will only take a few minutes to complete.

Initialization Scripts

With Initialization scripts, you can automate the tasks you would otherwise perform again and again when booting up a new host.

Managing SSH keys

SSH keys are a generated pair of long and practically impossible to break codes that allow automated user authentication.

How to get start with Kontena

In this tutorial, we will show you how to quickly get up and running with Kontena on UpCloud.

How to import VMware images

It's possible to import VMware systems to UpCloud. To get your existing server running in the cloud you will need to upload the server image to a new cloud host.

How to install OpenVPN Access Server in the cloud

This introductory guide to OpenVPN goes through the steps for setting up and configuring your personal Access Server, and how to connect to it.

How to benchmark cloud servers

The easiest way to measure the real differences between servers is to run a set of tests, i.e. a benchmark, to create simple to read values for comparisons.

How to install Let’s Encrypt on Nginx

This guide outlines the steps for installing their certbot client version 0.11.1 and how to use it to manage certificates on your CentOS 7 server running nginx.

How to install Let’s Encrypt on Apache2

This guide outlines the steps for installing their letsencrypt client version 0.4.1-1 and how to use it to manage certificates on Ubuntu 16.04 cloud server running Apache2.

How to install HAProxy load balancer on CentOS

This guide lays out the steps for setting up HAProxy as a load balancer on CentOS 7 to its own cloud host which then directs the traffic to your web servers.

How to install HAProxy load balancer on Ubuntu

This guide lays out the steps for setting up HAProxy as a load balancer on Ubuntu 16 to its own cloud host which then directs the traffic to your web servers.

How to install HAProxy load balancer on Debian

This guide lays out the steps for setting up HAProxy as a load balancer on Debian 8 to its own cloud host which then directs the traffic to your web servers.

How to install Snort on Debian 9

This guide shows how to configure and run Snort in NIDS mode with a basic setup that you can later expand as needed.

How to install Snort on CentOS 7

This guide shows how to configure and run Snort in NIDS mode with a basic setup that you can later expand as needed.

Server tags and workspace members

The workspace settings at your UpCloud control panel provide advanced access control opportunities for teams to work together on the same account.

How to install Fail2ban on Ubuntu

Fail2ban is an intrusion prevention framework, which works together with a packet-control system or firewall installed on your server.

How to install Fail2ban on CentOS

Fail2ban is an intrusion prevention framework, which works together with a packet-control system or firewall installed on your server.

How to install Fail2ban on Debian

Fail2ban is an intrusion prevention framework, which works together with a packet-control system or firewall installed on your server.

How to scan Debian server for malware

This guide goes over a couple of scanning software you can utilise for checking your system for malware.

How to scan Ubuntu server for malware

This guide goes over a couple of scanning software you can utilise for checking your system for malware.

How to scan CentOS server for malware

This guide goes over a couple of scanning software you can utilise for checking your system for malware.

How to configure iptables on Debian

In this guide, we'll show you some helpful commands for using iptables to secure your Debian server

How to configure iptables on Ubuntu

In this guide, we'll show you some helpful commands for using iptables to secure your Ubuntu server.

How to configure iptables on CentOS

In this guide, we'll show you some helpful commands for using iptables to secure your CentOS server.

How to secure your Linux cloud server

In this how-to guide, you can find some commonly recommended steps in order to protect your cloud server.

How to install Snort on Ubuntu 16

This guide shows how to configure and run Snort in NIDS mode with a basic setup that you can later expand as needed.

How to manage Linux user account security

Follow the examples in this guide to find out how to perform some of the basic user account management tasks, and how to implement a few added security measures.

How to use SSH keys for authentication

Follow along to learn how to set up your first SSH keys using OpenSSH or PuTTYTray.

How to finalise your Windows Server deployment

Here is a quick run through on how to finalise your new Windows Server deployment.

How to resolve common problems with Windows Remote Desktop

This troubleshooting guide aims to help in ruling out some of the most common causes for poor functionality.

How to fix common problems with MySQL databases

This guide is aimed at helping with troubleshooting MySQL databases on cloud servers.

How to fix common problems with Apache2

If you've encountered an issue loading your web page, follow these simple troubleshooting methods outlined in this guide to attempt to get your web server back up and working again.

How to troubleshoot unexpected server shutdown

In this guide, we've outlined some simple steps you should go through in order to restore any services and narrow down the reason for the outage.

How to troubleshoot network connectivity with Linux server

When your server seems to be offline or otherwise inaccessible, you should always be able to log in with the Web Console at your UpCloud control panel.

How to troubleshoot Linux server memory issues

This debugging guide aims to explain how to identify how much of the resources are actually being used, and how to recognise real resource outage issues.

How to migrate onto MaxIOPS

This quick guide shows how simple it is to move onto MaxIOPS using our cloning feature.

Booting a server with live CD

Rather than loading the OS from the system storage, with a live CD you can quickly test different operating systems without having to spend the time to go through the installation process.

User accounts and usernames

It is a good idea to understand the difference between accounts and their usage from a management and security point of view.

Accepted payment methods

This is a list of our current selection of accepted payment methods.

Managing firewall

Your UpCloud control panel offers an L3 Firewall that is positioned just before the network interface connecting your cloud server to the internet.

How to configure load balancing using Nginx

This guide describes how to set up load balancing with nginx for your cloud servers.

Attaching new IP addresses

After attaching new IP addresses, there are some operations that must be done at the operating system level in order for your server to become aware of the changes.

What happens if my account balance runs out

In this article, we'll explain our policy in case an account balance runs out.

Importing your own server image

This guide goes through the process of importing your own server image step-by-step.

Using your own install media

Although we offer several different operating system images and CDROMs at the UpCloud control panel, you can also install an operating system using your own installation media.

Locations

Helsinki (HQ)

In the capital city of Finland, you will find our headquarters, and our first data centre. This is where we handle most of our development and innovation.

London

London was our second office to open, and a important step in introducing UpCloud to the world. Here our amazing staff can help you with both sales and support, in addition to host tons of interesting meetups.

Seattle

Seattle is our 4th and latest office to be opened, and our way to reach out across the pond to our many users in the Americas.

Singapore

Singapore was our 3rd office to be opened, and enjoys one of most engaged and fastest growing user bases we have ever seen.