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This page shows how to create and connect to your first Scaleway compute instance. A compute instance is a computing unit, either virtual or physical that provides resources to run your applications on. Before starting, enter the Compute then Instances section of the management console. Start by choosing the Availability Zone, which is the geographical region where your instance will be deployed:. OS Images : Choose your favourite basic Linux distribution, ready to be configured by you.
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The primary way to connect to a Linux server is through SSH protocol. This type of connection is secure, because all the data transferred through it is encrypted. There is a ton of software for SSH connection. At this stage you can already connect to the server. With default settings server allows connection to the standard port 22 with password-based authentication. As a rule, OpenSSH client is installed on Linux by default and does not require additional manual configuration. Connection can be established from terminal with the help of ssh command. Parameters in this case would be username and IP address of the remote server.
It is sufficient to install the VNC client. We do not recommend to install a VNC server on your local computer. The port number and IP address can be found in our initial e-mail to you that contained your login credentials. An example:.