This article is just one of a multi-part series.
I. How To Create a Storm Private Cloud Parent
II. Available Resources On a Storm Private Cloud Parent III. How To Create Child Instances On Storm Private Cloud
Now that your Private VPS Parent is setup and ready to go, you’ll want to kick-off a few Child Instances. We’ll start from the Dashboard for the Private VPS Parent, which is where we left off in the previous article: Available Resources On a Private VPS Parent.
Click on the Add Child Instance button in the top right corner.
There are several deployment options for the new Child Instance. In the image below, the arrows point to:
- switch/button for Linux or Windows
- a dropdown box with a list of server to Deploy Onto
- a slider for Memory/RAM
- a slider for Disk Space
- a slider for Cores
Tip: In some cases it’s prudent to split your Private VPS Parent into child instances of equal size. A good rule of thumb is to base the size of the child instances on how many Cores are available. For example, for a Private VPS Parent with 12 cores, as listed in the Dashboard, a child instance size of 1 core, 2 cores, 3 cores, 4 cores, or 6 cores would work. Thus, you would divide Memory/RAM, Disk Space, and Cores by 2, 3, 4, 6, or 12.
Scroll down the page just a bit further and you’ll find options for Bandwidth packages and Daily Backups .
Tip: Backups are generally very important and Pay per Gig is a great option to start!
Complete the fields in the section Hostname & Password . Be sure to choose a strong (and matching) password for the Password and Confirm Password fields. If you need to generate a password, then try http://strongpasswordgenerator.com/. Also be sure to select the number of Public IP Addresses you’ll need.
Once you’ve completed the necessary fields click on the Create Server button.
And last but not least, a dialogue box confirming the creation of the Child Instance will appear. Verify the information and then click Create Server to continue.
You’ve done it!
Now that you’ve completed our three part series on the basic setup of a Private VPS Parent, you’re ready for the next stage. Stay tuned for additional Knowledge Base articles on scaling out Private VPS Parent with WHMCS.