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Order a server via the HOSTKEY website

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Ordering a server via the website is intended for new customers of our company. After registering in the site you can order a server via the Invapi control panel

The Instant tab is intended to choose and order standard servers – physical and virtual. These servers are already in the racks and ready to use; the installation takes 5 to 20 minutes depending on the OS after ordering. The whole process is fully automated.

Standard servers available for order are divided into three categories:

  • Servers with quick delivery – Dedicated servers;
  • GPU-servers with quick delivery - Instant servers with GPU;
  • Virtual servers – VPS.

Attention

The process of ordering servers has minor differences depending on their category.

Dedicated servers order

You will be offered two options when you choose this category:

  • Order a server - navigation to the process of placing an order for the hardware;
  • Sale on servers - navigation to special offers for rent at a discount.

Instant servers with GPU order

You will be offered two options when you choose this category:

  • Order a GPU server – navigation to the process of placing an order for ready dedicated servers with NVIDIA GPU cards.

Note

If you need a special dedicated server, use our online configurator.

Virtual servers order

You will be offered two options when you choose this category:

  • Order a VPS - navigation to the process of placing an order for the hardware;
  • Budget dedicated servers – navigation to special offers for rent at a discount.

The process of placing an order of a ready server on the HOSTKEY website

Attention

The process of placing an order will differ depending on the chosen server's category, but the general steps remain the same:

  1. Choosing the region where the server is located: the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Island, Turkey or USA:

  2. Choosing a specific server for ordering:

    The card of each server contains information about:

    • Server's location (DC);
    • Processor (CPU);
    • Number of cores (Cores);
    • Frequency of the processor (GHz);
    • The amount of Random Access Memory (RAM);
    • The amount and composition of disk storage (Storage);
    • Availability of remote management via IPMI/DRAC (IPMI/DRAC);
    • Equipment preparation time (Delivery ETA);
    • Cost of monthly rent (Price/mo);
    • The number of servers available for ordering (indicated under the Buy now button).
  3. Configuration

    After choosing the hardware for rent, you need to click the Buy now button. You will be taken to the server's configuration menu. Here you need to choose:

    3.1 Server control panel:

    3.2 Operating system (OS):

    3.3 Tariff plan for network connection and additional settings and services:

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    3.4 Choose the number of IP addresses or blocks of addresses:

    3.5 Specify additional wishes to the order (optional):

    - Public SSH-key of the super-user, which will be written to the OS for the root user;
    - Post-install script – shell commands to be executed after successful installation on the first run;
    - Post-install callback URL – URL that will be called via curl when the server is first started.
    

    3.6 Configuration check:

    After completing the server's configuration, you need to check the data, click the “Next” button and register an account.

The process of placing an order using the configurator on the HOSTKEY website

Note

The configurator allows you to choose the hardware using various components. You can go to the configuration using the drop-down menu on the main page of the site or using the corresponding widget.

Here are the several stages of ordering a server using the configurator:

  1. At the first stage, you need to choose:

    • CPU Series;
    • Location;
    • CPU model;
    • The amount of RAM;
    • Type and hard disk size;
    • Availability and amount of NVMe memory;
    • Type of platform;
    • Availability and type of RAID.

  2. Software for the server (OS, control panel):

  3. Tariff plan for network connection and additional settings and services:

  4. Type of SLA (Service Level Agreement)::

    Note

    A detailed description of SLA packages for technical support can be found here.

    After completing the configuration of the server, you must click the Checkout button and proceed to check the order details.

Registration and payment on the HOSTKEY website

Order information will be available for viewing during the registration process.

Registered customers need to enter authorization data and enter their personal account.

After completing the registration and authorization in your personal account, you must complete the checkout and pay the invoice.

More information about payment methods can be found here

Ordering a server via Invapi control panel

The Invapi web-panel is a single page application for managing rental hardware. The data specified during registration in the billing is used for authorization in the control panel.

Ordering a server using API methods.

You can rent and manage a hardware directly through the API.