Google cloud is one of the biggest cloud service providers in the market. It is used by small bloggers as well as huge companies that manage data of millions of users.
Google cloud is easy to get started if you already know much about servers and infrastructure management. But, If you are using Google Cloud for the first time, It might be a difficult task to create your first Virtual Machine or VM.
It’s because Google Cloud is made for people with experience in the field. This guide is for you if you want to connect your Google Cloud instance with ServerAvatar. I have divided this guide into multiple steps to make the process easier to understand.
Create a Google Cloud Instance
The first step is to create a VM instance in Google Cloud Platform. Click here to directly navigate to your instances. If you don’t already have VM instances running on your account, you will see a screen similar to following screenshot.
Now, Click on Create button given on the card to create a VM instance. For this example, I am going to create a VM Instance with following configuration.
- Name: test-instance
- Region: (Default)
- Zone: (Default)
- Machine Type: Micro
- Boot Disk: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Identity and API Access: (Default)
- Firewall – Allow HTTP traffic: Yes
- Firewall – Allow HTTPS traffic: Yes
It will take about 60 seconds to get your VM Instance up and running. Once done, you will see a table similar to the following screenshot.
Our VM Instance is ready to handle traffic. Now, Let’s connect it with ServerAvatar.
Connect VM Instance with ServerAvatar
Login to your ServerAvatar account and navigate to a Server Connection page. You will see a simple form with few fields and some options, Just like the following image.
In the Server Name field, Enter the name of the server (It’s for identification). In the IP Address field, Enter the External IP of the VM Instance we just created.
As we do not have root password, Click on the I don’t have root password option and submit.
In return, ServerAvatar will provide you a command to execute on your VM Instance. To execute a command on your VM Instance, Click on the “SSH” button given in the table. Here is where you can find it.
It will open a new window with a terminal. Once the terminal is ready to execute commands, Paste the command you got from ServerAvatar and hit Enter.
Once the execution of command is complete, ServerAvatar will start processing your server. If the operating system is supported and the server is clean, You will be able to see the progress just like the following image.
It will take about 4 minutes for the whole process to complete. Once done, you will be redirected to Server Panel indicating that your server is ready to host websites and databases.
So, this is how you can easily connect Google Cloud’s VM Instance with your ServerAvatar account. If you are facing some issues after following this guide, Please comment down below or reach us via support ticket, we will solve your questions and queries as soon as possible.