Time Zones and Synchronisation

Configuring the time zone and synchronisation are important but often overlooked parts of maintaining cloud servers. Many web applications require accurate and reliable timekeeping to function correctly. Configuring time zones It is important to note that with the UpCloud virtualized systems the time zone of your cloud servers can be adjusted at two levels. At your […]

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Initialization Scripts

Newly deployed cloud servers usually require some steps to setup. Everyone has their own list of things to go through from adding new user accounts to running updates and installing common applications. With Initialization scripts you can automate the tasks you would otherwise perform again and again when booting up a new host. Adding scripts You […]

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Managing Your SSH Keys

SSH keys are a generated pair of long and practically impossible to break codes that allow automated user authentication. SSH key pairs work in two halves; the public key which acts like a lock, and the private key which can be used to open the lock. The public key can be safely passed to your […]

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Floating IPs on UpCloud

UpCloud offers the functionality of a transferable IP address called a floating IP, which can provide advanced availability and redundancy. Floating IP is a static IP address assigned to your cloud servers in a specific network group, directing traffic to one server at the time, and movable between multiple servers within the same network group in a blink […]

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Restoring Backups

UpCloud provides several ways to restore data from your disk backups. Most commonly you can either revert the entire disk to a previous backup snapshot, or you can clone the backup to a standard disk and restore individual files. Restoring a backup replacing the current disk This method will overwrite the existing disk entirely with the selected […]

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Firewall

UpCloud Control Panel offers an L3 Firewall that is positioned just before the network interface connecting your cloud server to the internet, therefore all packets going to your server get checked. The firewall is configured per-server basis, sign in to your UpCloud Control Panel, click on the server description of the system you wish to configure, and […]

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Taking Backups

UpCloud offers two methods of taking backups of your cloud servers – instant, On Demand Backups, and automated, Scheduled Backups. Both of these are configured on per server basis at your UpCloud Control Panel in the Server settings under Backups tab. On Demand Backups It is recommended to take a backup of your cloud server before […]

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Server Cloning

Server cloning is a useful tool, for example, for creating new web servers behind your load balancer. It is also useful if you just need to set up a server similar to what you already have, and wish to skip the hassle of configuring a new server from scratch. Cloning a server performs the following […]

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