Please see Tasks Performed, below, to get an idea of the contents of this first video :
I use iwstack rather than Amazon or Heroku (or etc., etc.) for a number of reasons :
- based on Apache CloudStack, there's no supplier lock-in at all.
- for three years now, I have had truly excellent service from Prometeus, the parent company.
- I can scale resources on demand, billed per hour of usage, with full root access, or turn everything off and pay a few cents a day for storage of my virtual appliances.
You will have not need iwstack, or even CloudStack for that matter, for videos four through nine. I use a server in iwstack for administering the various VPS servers my customers have around the web, and shut it down when I don't need it.
- Log in to iwstack
- Select the Templates menu
- Select the ISO files view
- Open Ubuntu's downloads page
- Get the URL of the desired version
- Fill in the ISO file registration sheet
- Select the Instances menu
- Click the Add Instance button
- Complete the specifications in the instantiation wizard
- Open the terminal console to begin the Ubuntu installation procedure.