This section introduces some basic functionality of CloudCo Partner, so you can get up to speed quickly.You'll log in, allocate your first cloud instance, and boot.

Logging In

Upon successful account creation (see Registration), you can log in and begin provisioning cloud resources. The login screen is always at https://iaas.cloudcopartner.com/.

Creating Your First Quick Instance

Upon successful login, you're presented with the Dashboard screen. This includes information about provisioned resources on your account, as well as the option to provision a new instance.

Click the Launch Instance button, and you're directed to the Instances screen listed under Compute from the sidebar. You'll then be presented with the Quick Create screen, where you can provision a new instance.

For the purposes of this getting started section, we'll leave most of the options as default. Name your new instance in the Name text box, and slide Allocate Public IP to YES to enable internet connectivity. You can also choose a pre-installed operating system from the Templates dropdown box, such as CentOS®, Ubuntu®, and Windows Server® 2012.

Once you've defined your requirements, click Create.

Booting Your First Instance

Now that you've provisioned a new instance, you can see it listed in the Instances screen. Note the State column lists the instances as Stopped. Once you've started an instance, this will turn to a Starting indicator, then Running when the instance is accessible.

To start an instance, click the ⚙ Actions menu icon next to your new instance, and choose Start. Once your instance is listed as Running, you can access it by clicking ⚙ Actions again, and clicking Launch Console.

And That's A Wrap

Congratulations, you've gone from defining cloud resources, to having a live, provisioned server. The following sections will explore this process further, including the Panel, user access control, storage, networking and other aspects of cloud server infrastructure.