Getting Started with PaaS

With the CirrusGrid PaaS intuitive UI, you can quickly deploy your applications to the cloud platform without a necessity to perform any complex configurations.

This guide shows some of the basic steps required to get started with the platform:

Sign Up: How to Create an Account #

In order to start working with CirrusGrid, you need the appropriate account. So, if you don’t have one yet, register a new one via or Qloud website.

After sign up, you will receive a confirmation email, so just follow the provided instructions (additional verification via captcha or SMS may be required).

Note: The account activation link within the email is valid for 24 hours (may vary based on the particular hosting provider settings). If expired, please register anew.

Access particular platform via or Qloud website.

1. Click on the Signup option.

2. Provide your Email in the appeared form.

Click the Sign Up! button to agree to the terms of use and privacy policy of the provider.

That’s it, CirrusGrid PaaS will automatically send the confirmation email to you.

Deploy Application #

When you access the CirrusGrid dashboard for the first time, a short tutorial (can be manually called via the Help > Tutorial option) will be automatically started. It provides you with a quick platform overview and a step-by-step walkthrough for your first environment creation and application deployment. Follow these tips or skip the tutorial and use the steps described below:

Application Marketplace

You can access CirrusGrid Marketplace directly from the dashboard to install various popular solutions in one click.

1. Click the Marketplace button at the top of the dashboard.

2. Find the required solution within the categorised list to the left or using the search field at the top.

Hover over the application plank and click the Install button.

3. Configure installation preferences (e.g. environment name, alias, region, etc) and click Install one more time.

one-click WordPress installation

All the further steps will be performed automatically by the platform, i.e. an environment with the required topology creation, the appropriate application deployment, the required dependencies installation, connections (e.g. with a database) and configs setting.

So, in just a few minutes, you’ll get ready-to-work application.

Manual Deployment

In case you want to deploy any custom application and manually control the deployment process on each particular stage, follow the next steps:

1. Click the New Environment button in the upper-left corner of the dashboard.

2. The Topology Wizard will be opened, where you can set up your environment. Among the central platform features configurable via this form, there are:

topology wizard

For now, let’s Create just a single Tomcat application server.

3. In a minute, your environment will appear on the dashboard.

dashboard environment created

4. CirrusGrid supports multiple ways of automatic application deployment so that you can select the most suitable option. For this example, we’ll show the deployment of a default Hello World application from the archive in the deployment manager (located at the bottom of the dashboard).

application deploy from deployment manager

Note: You can easily add your applications to the Deployment Manager by uploading archive (either from local machine or via URL) or adding the appropriate Git/SVN repository.

Hover over the project and click the Deploy to button.

5. Within the opened Deploy frame, just select your Environment and proceed with the Deploy button.

application deploy dialog

6. Wait for the successful deployment pop-up and click Open in Browser to ensure everything works fine.

open in browser button

Herewith, if your application requires some additional settings or don’t have a web interface, do not hesitate to use various in-build configuration tools.

That’s all! Enjoy using CirrusGrid PaaS!

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