Jelastic PaaS Welcome Tutorial

On the very first login into the dashboard, Jelastic PaaS automatically starts a quick introduction guide. The tutorial includes information on the main functionality and features available for you and helps to deploy your first application. The whole process requires just a few minutes to complete and is an excellent basis to start working with the platform.

If needed, this tutorial can be manually run via the Help > Tutorial menu at any time:

start jelastic welcome tutorial

Let’s walk through all of the tutorial steps.

1. Guide starts with an introductory presentation. The first frame is named The Benefits of Jelastic PaaS, which provides a list of the central features of the platform.

welcome tutorial paas benefits

Hover over a particular point within the list to view an explanatory illustration. Click it to open the dedicated documentation page for even more details.

Hovering over any point reveals the corresponding illustration, while clicking on it redirects to the dedicated documentation page.

2. The second Build Your Application Topology slide shows how to build your application topology using Jelastic PaaS components. Refer to the Concept & Terminology document for additional details.

tutorial build application topology
3. The next Tune Your Resource Consumption frame demonstrates how to provide resources for the instances and how the estimated price is automatically calculated.

tutorial tune resource consumption

Jelastic PaaS automatically provides Estimated cost for the currently configured topology based on the hourly, daily, and monthly basis (use the drop-down menu circled in the image above).

Note: The maximal usage pricing is almost unreachable in practice (100% load on all nodes at all times), see the next step for more details.
4. The last Enjoy Pricing Advantages slide helps to explain the efficiency of the Jelastic usage-based pricing comparing to other cloud vendors’ models.

tutorial pricing advantages
5. Next, the presentation is closed and the topology wizard is automatically opened.

tutorial create environment
Tip: You can hide the current hint or completely abandon the tutorial with the appropriate icons (cross and crossed out circle respectively).

close and stop tutorial

If needed, you can set up your new environment using all of the parameters available via topology wizard. However, you don’t need any specific configurations for this tutorial, so we recommend to follow the hint and click Create straightaway.

6. Wait a minute for your environment to be created. Meanwhile, you can track the process state in the Tasks panel.

tutorial tasks panel
7. Once the operation is completed, tutorial automatically navigates you to the deployment manager section. Here, a button to deploy the default Hello World application will be highlighted. Click it to proceed.

tutorial deploy default application
8. Within the opened deploy frame, select your just created Environment in the appropriate drop-down menu and click the Deploy button.

tutorial confirm application deployment
9. Wait a moment for the application to be deployed.

tutorial wait for deployment
10. Great! Your first application is ready to work, click the highlighted Open in Browser button to view it in a separate browser tab.

tutorial open application in browser
The whole tour requires a couple of minutes but provides information on the main principles of hosting with Jelastic PaaS.