Testing UpCloud : another awesome VPS that support Singapore

Well, the title is bit subjective since I live in Asia then any Singapore node would be my concern. Specially new one (I don’t know about upcloud till their ads show up in my instagram feed 🙂 ).

The price also come affordable so I decide to try it with one study case, install centminmod beta!

Lets get start!

Deployment process is not hard as I already have experience with Vultr, DigitalOcean and Linode.

Enter server name and short description.

I pick Singapore zone

Choose $5/month server

I let disk name as is and pick CentOS 6.9 as operating system.

Skip ssh keys and change little in timezone and ipv6 to no (i don’t need it)

Pay attention to summary and hit ‘Deploy Server’ button.

This next section is wait 🙂

I got stuck in this part till I deposit money in billing section (might be trial mode make me stuck in this step but after deposit everything work well)

Install Centminmod Beta

I prefer to use php 7

yum -y update; curl -O https://centminmod.com/betainstaller7.sh && chmod 0700 betainstaller7.sh && bash betainstaller7.sh

wait for moment

My connection seem not stable so I got disconnected from server during centminmod installation. Continue with installation but still no luck. Nginx installation went wrong and also the rest (php, mysql).

I decide to reinstall the server

In this section I can see ‘Reinstall’ button as I want reinstall my server for clean start. Well, I hope they will add that feature.

So I delete server and create from scratch new server that run CentOS 6.9.

This time I use legacy stable CentMinMod.

yum -y update; curl -O https://centminmod.com/installer.sh && chmod 0700 installer.sh && bash installer.sh

Wow, this time everything work very fast. Might be processor plus the MaxIOPS things that do the magic.

Thank You for my friend who tell me about upcloud by using his code I get $25 for my credit. You’re also welcome to use my code by clicking HERE and get $25 for your upCloud account.

I’ll consider to deploy more server , keep up the good work upCloud!