Deploying a New Server to Your Pre-existing Account

Deploying a New Server to Your Pre-existing Account

This is a walk-through on deploying an additional server to your per-existing account.

1. First, you will login to your RootBSD Dashboard and select the tab 

2. On the Servers tab, to the right of the screen, under the menu bar you will select the button titled +Add New Server.

3. Now on the Buy Server Package page. Here, you will indicate a location, plan, billing cycle, and can apply a Coupon/Promo code as well.

– Select Location: There are numerous locations for you to deploy your new server. Select any you desire, however, those that are grayed out do not have available resources for your new server.

– Select Plan: Different locations offer different plans that you may select from. Once a plan has been selected, the Plan Details information box appears and will provide insight as to what resources are included in your chosen plan.

– Billing Cycle: You may pay monthly or annually. If you decide to pay annually, you will receive one month of service for free as calculated in the total price of an annual plan.

– Coupon / Promo Code: If you possess a promo code or coupon, this is the field you will need to fill out. (This is optional)

– Terms & Conditions: By selecting this box, you indicate you have read and agree to RootBSD's terms & conditions.

– At the bottom of the page you will click the Purchase button. Please verify all information is correct before clicking on the Purchase button.

4. You will then navigate to the Pay Invoice screen where you will need to select your method of payment. You may select between Credit Card (Visa / Mastercard / Amex / Discover), PayPal, Check or Wire Transfer (accepted for annual payments) or if you have a Credit Balance on your account you may use it towards payment of your new server.

5. After payment has been made, you will be redirected to the Invoices page. Here you can see detailed information about your invoices or print them with the options to the right.

6. Now, click on the Servers option on the top Menu. This will navigate you to the Servers page where you will see your new server waiting to be provisioned.

7. To the right of your server you will see the Provision button, click here and you will be directed to the Build Server page. Now you will select an OS for the new server. We have over 150 OS / images that you may choose from. There is a search bar on the upper right of the page if you do not wish to scroll through them all.

8. Once you have selected the OS you desire, you will need to select a Location to deploy your new server in. As before, if the location is grayed out, resources are unavailable at that location for your new deployment. Make sure you hit the button Set Location or this option will not take affect.

9. Once the location is set, you will need to give the server a hostname. There is an example of how the hostname should be configured. The last option under Server Details is if you would like to use a Root Password or your SSH Public Key. Root password is selected by default. Click on SSH Public Key if that is the option you care to utilize.

10. Verify all information is correct and hit Confirm & Build in the bottom right corner.

11. All option title bars should become green if all information is correct. You will then be navigated to a progress screen that has a status bar and CLI window so you may watch your new server be built.

12. Once completed, the status bar will display the text, “Your build is complete! Head on over to the server dashboard to manage it.” Click on the link in the scrolling text.

13. Now that you are on the Dashboard of your new server, you have access to complete server details which include Networking, Options, Tools, Console, Reports, Upgrades, and billing.

14. Enjoy

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