- The server IP address
- The server username: root (by default)
- The server root password
The wizard below will help you get the information easily:
Step 1. Log in or Sign up your Linode account:
Step 2. Add a Linode server
Once logged, click Linode tab to start adding a Linode server. First you’ll need to choose a Linode server plan depending on your need.
Now you need to select datacenter locations for you. Here is the speed test site provided by official Linode, which provides the best performance for your target audience and could be of help to you to make the choice.
Furthermore, you are able to generate MTR reports for each of those data centers that show which location provides the best latency from your particular location.
After doing that, click on Add this Linode button on the bottom to submit the request.
Step 3. Deploy an Image for the server
Before beginning, you will find an IP Address of this newly added server indicating on servers management panel.
Go ahead and click on it’s Dashboard to open it up.
First select a Linux OS supported on VPSrobots: Debian 7/8/9, Ubuntu 14/16/17/18.04, CentOS 7.
Then set the disk size and swap disk for the server depending on your needs.
After that, set a Root Password for the server, it’s better to set it as a combination of lowercase and uppercase case letters, numbers as well as punctuation characters, and it is highly recommended that you should keep the password in mind or write it down somewhere safe.
With that done, click Deploy button to submit the request.
Once the deployment is completed, a configuration profile for the server appears on the Dashboard.
Step 4. Boot your Linode server
Though you’ve successfully deployed a server, you still see the Server Status indicates as Powered Off on the top right of the dashboard, go on and boot your server by clicking on Boot button as the last step.
Since the server has been booted, the Server Status will switch to Running. The status in the Host Job Queue Bar will also indicate as a green success.
So far, you got the following server’s information VPSrobots needs after building your VPS:
- Your server IP address: e.g. 126.96.36.199
- Your server username: root
- Your server root password you entered
Please write them down on your notebook and you will need them very soon. For users who would prefer new Linode management panel, you can follow the instructions in our guide on Linode New Panel to get started easily.