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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Two-Factor Authentication on UpCloud

Having a good, difficult to guess, password for logging in to your UpCloud Control Panel is essential for keeping your account secure, but for additional security UpCloud supports two-factor authentication also known as 2FA. This is a method for authenticating the user using two different types of validity checks, often by asking for something only the […]

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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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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 and Backups -tab. On Demand Backups It’s often recommended to take a backup of your cloud server before […]

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Server Cloning

Cloning is a useful tool for horizontal scaling as you can easily add more 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 […]

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