Getting Started

Getting Started

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What is IDrive Compute?

IDrive Compute is a reliable and fast-performing edge computing solution with multiple edge regions located around the globe. Businesses can host multiple NVMe-powered instances on an infrastructure loaded with powerful physical servers and robust hardware resources that are managed off-premise.

Create and manage multiple virtual machines, run projects of any size with minimal latency, enable scheduled backup for the instances, take snapshots in real-time, and attach more space to them with block storage volumes - all from a centralized web console.

What is a Virtual Private Server?

A Virtual Private Server, commonly known as VPS, is a virtual machine dedicated to the needs of the users. A VPS acts like an actual computer that can be used to store information and run programs or applications from anywhere without being tied to a particular physical machine.

Every VPS has its individual operating system and a specific amount of hardware resources that is split among the users on that server. Thus, each VPS is isolated from the others in the same server and can be rebooted separately.

A VPS is lower in cost compared to a dedicated server but provides better reliability, security, and performance than shared hosting.

Which distributions are supported by IDrive Compute?

IDrive Compute supports the following standard distributions of 64-bit Linux operating system:

CentOS8.2, 7.8
Ubuntu LTS20.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS
Fedora33, 32, 31, 30
openSUSE Leap15.2, 15.1
Debian10, 9

Where do I get help to get started with IDrive Compute?

To use your IDrive Compute account and VPS infrastructure effectively, explore our FAQs, available on the official website.

Can I sign in to IDrive Compute from the web?

Yes. IDrive Compute is a web-based application. To create virtual instances or to perform other activities from your IDrive Compute account, you have to sign in to its centralized web interface from any supported browser.

Can I access and manage my IDrive Compute account and associated instances from anywhere?

Yes, you can securely access and manage your IDrive Compute account from anywhere in the world over the web, with just an active Internet connection. Using our easy-to-use web console you can easily create, access, and manage virtual instances from wherever you are.

How does IDrive Compute let me secure my VPS infrastructure?

IDrive Compute web console provides a number of security features that you can choose to implement while configuring and setting up your VPS infrastructure for safe processing of your critical business data and personal information e.g. SSH key-based authentication, optional root login, and firewalls to control network traffic.