A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is the perfect compromise between a web hosting plan, a Dedicated Server, and a Public Cloud Instance. A VPS allows you to manage your web projects in a server environment that you control in complete autonomy. In this article, we will cover how to use your VPS in the OVHcloud Manager.
To navigate to the Home tab, first log in to the OVHcloud Manager. Next click the arrow next to "VPS" in the left-hand sidebar and select your VPS.
The "Shortcuts" box on the Home tab allows you to perform several functions with your VPS such as rebooting, reinstalling, accessing the VPS via KVM, and deleting the VPS entirely. The "Configuration" box will tell you some basic information about your VPS and the "IP" box will show you all of the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses associated with your VPS.
Next to the Home tab, we have the Secondary DNS tab.
On this tab, we can configure secondary DNS. This is used to hedge against a network outage from your primary DNS host. To learn how to configure secondary DNS on your VPS, please check out our How to Configure Secondary DNS on a Virtual Private Server article.
Moving to the next tab, we have the Automated backup tab. On this tab, we can configure our automated backup settings as well as restore from a previous backup.
To learn more about using your automated backups, please check out our How to Use Automated Backup on a VPS article.
If you wish to order or configure an additional disk, you can do so from this tab.
On the Monitoring tab, we can see our physical resource usage for our CPU, RAM, and network.
This is useful to see if you are using too many resources and need to upgrade your VPS.
OVHcloud makes managing your VPS a seamless task. To learn more about what you can do with your VPS, please check out our Virtual Private Servers articles page.