Getting Started with PaaS
With the Jelastic PaaS intuitive UI, you can quickly deploy your applications to the cloud platform without a necessity to perform any complex configurations.
This guide shows some of the basic steps required to get started with the platform:
Sign Up: How to Create an Account
In order to start working with Jelastic, you need the appropriate account. So, if you don’t have one yet, register a new one via:
After sign up, you will receive a confirmation email, so just follow the provided instructions (additional verification via captcha or SMS may be required).
Go to the Jelastic Cloud Union page, which allows to compare and choose the most suitable hosting service provider.
1. Here, you can find many filters on the left-hand menu and sorting criteria at the top to compare Jelastic service providers. Use More Info button to get even more details about the specific provider.
Once, you’ve found the suitable variant click the Sign Up button to register a new account.
2. Fill in the appeared form by providing your Name, Email and, optionally, some of your project Requirements.
That’s it, check your inbox for the confirmation email.
Access particular platform via hoster domain.
1. Expand the menu at the bottom-left corner and select the Signup option.
2. Provide your Email in the appeared form.
When you access the Jelastic dashboard for the first time, a short tutorial (can be manually called via the Help > Tutorial option) will be automatically started. It provides you with a quick platform overview and a step-by-step walkthrough for your first environment creation and application deployment. Follow these tips or skip the tutorial and use the steps described below:
You can access Jelastic Marketplace directly from the dashboard to install various popular solutions in one click.
1. Click the Marketplace button at the top of the dashboard.
2. Find the required solution within the categorised list to the left or using the search field at the top.
Hover over the application plank and click the Install button.
All the further steps will be performed automatically by the platform, i.e. an environment with the required topology creation, the appropriate application deployment, the required dependencies installation, connections (e.g. with a database) and configs setting.
So, in just a few minutes, you’ll get ready-to-work application.
In case you want to deploy any custom application and manually control the deployment process on each particular stage, follow the next steps:
1. Click the New Environment button in the upper-left corner of the dashboard.
2. The Topology Wizard will be opened, where you can set up your environment. Among the central platform features configurable via this form, there are:
- multiple programming languages support (Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, .NET, Go) and custom Docker containers integration
- wide list of managed software stacks
- automatic vertical scaling to ensure fair pricing and horizontal scaling to provide flexibility and reliability
- public IP attachment for direct access from the Internet
For now, let’s Create just a single Tomcat application server.
3. In a minute, your environment will appear on the dashboard.
4. Jelastic supports multiple ways of automatic application deployment so that you can select the most suitable option. For this example, we’ll show the deployment of a default Hello World application from the archive in the deployment manager (located at the bottom of the dashboard).
Hover over the project and click the Deploy to button.
5. Within the opened Deploy frame, just select your Environment and proceed with the Deploy button.
6. Wait for the successful deployment pop-up and click Open in Browser to ensure everything works fine.
Herewith, if your application requires some additional settings or don’t have a web interface, do not hesitate to use various in-build configuration tools.
That’s all! Enjoy using Jelastic PaaS!