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What is an Integration?

Integrations allows you to connect two applications to automate the tasks that otherwise would use your valuable time. Imagine connecting a task scheduling app with a calendar app. However, If you are a developer, or a person managing developers, You can integrate Management Service with Cloud Platforms to speed up the process by 2 times. Similarly, you can integrate Cloud Storage Providers to store backups of your sites.

With ServerAvatar, You get two types of Integrations. They are:

  • Cloud Platform Integrations
  • Cloud Storage Integrations

Let's see How both of these integrations help you save lots of time with ServerAvatar.

Cloud Platform Integrations

Cloud Service Provider integrations allow you to make the server creation and connectivity process quick! Basically, You don't have to juggle tabs from the cloud platform to ServerAvatar dashboard and back.

Till now, You used to create a server in Digitalocean, Vultr or any other cloud platform. Then you used to fill up the form to start the configuration process in ServerAvatar.

However, If you have an active integration with any of the cloud platform, You can bypass the whole process of manually creating a server and then manually connecting it with ServerAvatar.

Instead, You will be able to directly create a server in your cloud platform account from ServerAvatar. ServerAvatar will display you the supported options to select. After that, it will also automatically start the configuration as soon as the server is ready.

Right now, You can integrate Your ServerAvatar account with the following three Cloud Platforms.

  • Digitalocean
  • Vultr
  • AWS Lightsail

The Digitalocean integration is one-click. Once integration is done with any of the above given cloud platforms, You can bypass the server creation and configuration process.

Cloud Storage Integrations

Cloud storage integrations are useful because they allow you to store off-site Site, Database or Filesystem backups generated in ServerAvatar. ServerAvatar provides you multiple storage options to select.

If you do not use any of the supported cloud storage integrations, We do provide backup storage at affordable rates. However, If you are using any one of the following services, You can integrate them with ServerAvatar to store backups.

  • Google Drive
  • AWS S3
  • Dropbox
  • Wasabi

We recommend/encourage you to use any of these services to store your backups. Most of these services are free for limited storage and affordable at higher storage requirements. For example, Wasabi charges $6/TB/Month which is very affordable for majority of requirements.

In the next part of the documentation, You will learn How to actually integrate any of these services with your ServerAvatar account.