Explore the main sections of the Public Cloud interface in the OVHcloud Control Panel.
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You have just created your Public Cloud project, and you would like to find out more about the user interface in the OVHcloud Control Panel.
- Project Home Page
- Storage and Backup
- Containers & Orchestration
- Management Interfaces
- Project Management
Project Home Page
To begin, log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel. Then, click on
Public Cloud on the navigation bar at the top of the page. You will arrive at the landing page for your first project.
To switch to another project, click the
> button next to the project name currently displayed. In the following menu, you can select from your list of projects.
From here, you can create a new instance (for more information, please check out our Deploying a Public Cloud Instance article), create a new storage volume, create an object container, or enable vRack.
If you wish to set your default project (the one that will be displayed when you first log in) or if you wish to delete your project, you can do so from the
OVHcloud offers different types of instances, such as:
- General Purpose offer a good balance of RAM and performance.
- CPU are suited to applications that require high processing speeds.
- RAM are recommended for your databases, analyses, and in-memory computing, as well as other RAM-intensive applications.
- GPU are ideally suited for parallel task processing (AI, big data, deep learning, etc.).
- Discovery are adapted for tests, recipes, and development environments.
On the left-hand sidebar, under the Compute heading, click
Instances and you will be taken to the following page.
To learn more about how to manage your public cloud instances, please check out our How to Manage a Public Cloud Instance article.
Storage and Backup
Block storage is commonly used in SANs (Storage Area Networks). Each block in a block-level storage system can be controlled as an individual hard drive, and the blocks are managed by the server's OS. To learn all about our Public Cloud Block Storage options, please check out our Getting Started with Block Storage for Public Cloud Services article. The options for Block Storage are:
- Classic has 250 guaranteed IOPS, 4 TB max
- High Speed has up to 3000 IOPS, 4 TB max
Object storage manages data as objects. This means that all objects are stored within a single repository with no hierarchical file structure. The files' metadata is stored together and labeled with a unique identifier. To learn all about our Public Cloud Object Storage options, please check out our Getting Started with Object Storage for Public Cloud Services article.
- Standard is the perfect storage solution for high volumes of data at the best price.
- High-Performance is a solution adapted to the most resource-intensive needs, which require high read and write speeds along with storage.
At OVHcloud, we offer our customers the ability to back up their block storage containers. To learn more about these snapshots, please check out our Getting Started with Block Storage for Public Cloud article.
To ensure that your snapshot can be restored should anything go wrong, you are able to back up your instances at period times. For more information, please check out the Creating a Backup section of our How to Manage a Public Cloud Instance article.
If, under the Storage and Backup heading, you click
Cloud Archive on the left-hand sidebar, you will be taken to the following page.
Private Network (vRack)
This page enables users to leverage OVHcloud's vRack network with their Public Cloud instances. To learn all about using vRack on Public Cloud, please check out our How to Configure vRack for Public Cloud article.
The "Failover IP" page allows you to import an Additional IP block or purchase new Additional IPs to use on your public cloud project.
To learn more about how to use Additional IPs, please check out our Getting Started with Additional IP Addresses article.
Containers & Orchestration
This feature is for Managed Kubernetes users. If you are a Managed Kubernetes user who would like to learn more about this feature, please check out our How to Use the Managed Kubernetes Load Balancer article.
Managed Kubernetes Service
This section of the OVHcloud Control Panel is for Managed Kubernetes. If you are a Managed Kubernetes user, please check out our Managed Kubernetes guides.
This section links you to the portal to log in to Horizon. Horizon is the management interface for OpenStack. To learn more about how to use Horizon, please check out OpenStack's documentation.
Users & Roles
In this section, you can create OpenStack users to manage your project through Horizon or a CLI (Command Line Interface).
Warning: Don't forget to save your user's password in a secure location, as this password will not be recoverable.
Quota & Regions
In this section, you can request an increase in your quota by pressing the
Increase your quota! button.
Additionally, you will be able to add new locations in which you can store your resources when more locations become available.
In this section, you can store SSH keys for use with your Public Cloud Services. To learn all about this section, please check out our How to Manage SSH Keys for Public Cloud article.
From this page, you can track your billing parameters including current usage.
This menu is covered in the Project Home Page section of this article.
There are several ways to view billing information in OVHcloud Control Panel. From the Dashboard menu, you can:
- Click the circular
iconwith your initials.
For more information about OVHcloud billing, please see our Overview of Billing with OVHcloud US guide.
: Receive $200.00 (USD) in additional Public Cloud credits (the "Additional Credits") when you create your first Public Cloud infrastructure project. Offer applies only to Public Cloud services purchased from OVHcloud datacenters in the United States. Offer available only to select customers who, at the time when the Additional Credits are applied, are not purchasing Public Cloud services from OVHcloud and who purchase at least $30.00 (USD) Public Cloud services from OVHcloud. No code is required. The Additional Credits will be added to eligible accounts within 30 days of OVHcloud's receipt of the $30.00 for your purchase of Public Cloud credits. The Additional Credits are valid until October 8, 2023, at 23:59:59 ET. The Additional Credits will automatically be applied to your next bill(s) up to a maximum amount of $200.00. Any unused portion of the Additional Credits will expire. The Additional Credits have no monetary value, and cannot be exchanged, transferred, or refunded. Once the Additional Credits are exhausted or expired, your account will be debited in accordance with OVHcloud’s billing guide.