One of the benefits of the cloud is fast and easy creation of new severs on demand.
To create a Linux server:
First click on "Servers" in the menu to the left and then on "Create server (Figure 1)".
Figure 1. Servers - Create server
When creating a new server we will first of all have to name it and chose a zone to create the server in (Figure 2).
To reduce latency you should prefer a zone that is close to the location where the data is to be served to.
For example if you have a website with most visitors from Sweden you probably don't want to create a server in Buffalo (US).
Figure 2. Create new server
Once the location is selected, we have to decide which operating system to be used, Windows, in this case. For this example we will create a Windows 2016 Datacenter with Desktop experience.
Choose the Windows 2016 Datacenter with Desktop experience image in the list. If you have a snapshot or uploaded your own image you can select it by changing the "Select boot source" option, for simplicity we will chose a public image (Figure 3).
Figure 3. Boot Source
Next step is to choose the size of the server. A minimum size is 4 GB RAM and 1 core. This will work for a simple server without a heavy application. In this example, we intend to run a mysql database on the server so the basic information will be increased to a more appropriated value (Figure 4).
Figure 4. Basic Information - Server size
Since this example don't have an own network or security group, those options will remain as Default (Figure 5). We will, however, select the checkbox to Create an external IP, allowing us to ssh to the server once it's created.
Figure 5. Network & Security groups
The last thing to be done is to choose an username and password to be able to login (Figure 6). You can choose to skip this step and wait until the setup of a password for the Administrator user. Otherwise, be sure to use a strong password with at least 8 signs with small and capital letters, numbers and special signs.
If you choose to create a user in this step; Before the newly created user can be used, you need to login via VNC to set the password for the Administrator user before we can create additional users and/or use the one created perviously.
Click on the "Create server" button.
Figure 6. Login Credentials
Figure 8 - Administrator password