II. An Introduction to Manage
Manage is Liquid Web’s Account and Cloud Management Portal. From Manage it is possible to control your cloud servers and services, whether your deployment is one Storm® VPS (Virtual Private Server), or a combination of many Storm® Dedicated servers and other cloud services. Manage will help you administer your private network, VPN (Virtual Private Network), CDN (Content Delivery Network), firewalls, upgrades, and much more!
- These instructions are intended specifically as an overview of Liquid Web’s Account and Cloud Management Portal, called Manage.
The Create button of the Manage interface is where your journey to easier cloud hosting begins:
Many cloud servers and cloud-enabled services are listed under the Create button. The most popular services include: Storm® VPS (Virtual Private Server), Storm® Block Storage, and Storm® Dedicated Servers.
The Navigation for Manage is contained in the left sidebar, as shown below. Each section, Overview (the current page), Server Images, Networking, Domains, History, Account, and Support, will be detailed in future Knowledge Base tutorials. For now, here is a summary of each:
- Server Images: Lists all of your cloud server snapshots (images) in the Server Image Repository.
- Networking: Control your Storm® Firewall and your Storm® Private Network.
- Domains: Register, renew, and manage DNS for your domains.
- History: A detailed event history for your servers, services, and account.
- Account: Mostly billing related, but also contains information on authorized users and public SSH keys.
- Support: Engage with our 24/7 Heroic Support team!
This section is probably the most commonly used of all the core sections of Manage. The Server and Services Overview provides a dashboard that list all of your Storm® servers, such as Storm® VPS (Virtual Private Server) and Storm® Dedicated Servers, as well as Storm® services, such as Storm® Block Storage and your Storm® VPN.
At a glance you see rows of servers, each of which contains: the server name, image name, primary IP, server type, the zone in which the server resides, and most important the server’s status.
Every time a you create, resize, upgrade, destroy, or image a server the status of the process will be shown in the notification section.