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Server Setup Documents

Setting up a Google Compute Instance

Before you start, you may be eligible for a $300 Google Cloud credit.

You will have to enter your credit card information but you will not be charged without your consent. Remember to delete your Computer Engine after you are done with this tutorial if you do not want to use the server.

Now let's setup a server Compute Engine (virtual server) instance:

  1. Go to the Cloud Dashboard and create a new project.

  2. In the main menu click "Compute Engine".

  3. Click "Create Instance" and use the following settings:

    • Name: (name the server)
    • Machine Type: Micro
    • Boot Disk: Ubuntu 16.04
    • Allow HTTP Traffic: Yes
    • Allow HTTPS Traffic: Yes

    Note: Everything else can remain as the defaults.

    Click "Create" and wait until the instance is ready.

  4. Lastly we want the IP address of this server to remain static so we can point a domain name to this server. Click "VPC Network" in the main menu:

    And then click "External IP Addresses":

  5. Change the one IP address from "Ephemeral" to "Static" and give it the name "humber-portfolio":

Your cloud instance is now set up and ready to go!