Elastic Virtual Private Server on Top of Ubuntu OS

Note: This document is based on Jelastic version 4.9.5

ubuntu vpsUbuntu is considered one of the most popular operating systems for running virtual private servers inside the Cloud. Being built over the Debian Linux distribution, Ubuntu shares its commitment to principles of open-source software. As a massively collaborative project with a thriving community, it offers continually developing solutions with agile, secure and versatile performance capabilities.

At Jelastic PaaS, Ubuntu-based Elastic VPS is delivered by means of a certified stack template and provides all the functionality of an independent virtual machine (like security guarantees, cost efficiency and root permissions granted), combining it with the Ubuntu’s reliable and robust ecosystem.

Ubuntu VPS Cloud Hosting

With Jelastic, Ubuntu VPS installation represents a completely automated process, performed in a matter of minutes.

1. Log in to your Jelastic dashboard and navigate to the topology wizard by clicking the Create environment button.

Within the opened frame, enable the VPS section at the bottom left corner and select Ubuntu template from the expendable options list.


Then, specify the rest of options (like cloudlet limits, number of server instances and name for your environment) and click the Create button. For the detailed installation guidance, refer to the VPS Configuration page.

Note: Working with VPS presupposes usage of external IP address, which will be automatically attached to the corresponding container(s), one per instance.

2. Once the environment appears at the dashboard, you can check your Ubuntu VPS server is up through accessing its welcome page (click on the Open in browser button next to the appropriate node).


3. That’s it! Your fully isolated virtual server is ready to work, so you can proceed to setting up the required software and services inside.

For a quick access to container file system, appliance of some basic configurations and tracking logs via comprehensive UI use the Jelastic dashboard inbuilt tools. For more advanced Ubuntu VPS management, consider connecting to it in one of the following ways:

Ubuntu VPS Access via SSH Gate

With Jelastic SSH Gate it is possible to establish secure and encrypted connection to your Jelastic account via a terminal and apply configurations with the full root privileges.

terminal window

It allows to skillfully manage all environments and servers within the entire Jelastic account via a single access point.

ubuntu vps ssh access

To navigate across the lists, just type the option index number and press Enter.

ubuntu vps ssh

Once inside the target Ubuntu VPS container, you can start applying the essential configurations as a root user.

To access your account via Jelastic SSH Gate, you’ll need to firstly satisfy the following requirements:

Tip: Explore the detailed guidance on Jelastic SSH Gate access based on your local OS.

Ubuntu VPS Access via Public IP

If you are used to working with other SSH software (i.e. external SSH client), you can easily continue using it by setting up connection via the Public IP address. In this case, the same root permissions are granted as whilst working via Jelastic SSH Gate.

Note: You can locate your node Public IP address within email, received upon environment creation, or at the dashboard within the Additionally list next to the required node.

ubuntu vps public ip

To establish secure and encrypted connection to the required container, run the preferred SSH tool (OpenSSH in our example).

Then launch the connection using your server administration data, i.e. username and IP address, by running the ssh {username}@{hostname} string (you’ve received this data via email beforehand).

vps access ssh client

Confirm your identity with the appropriate password and operate your Ubuntu VPS as a root user.

Tip: See the detailed guide on the VPS access via Public IP depending on your local OS.