How to Upgrade Your VPS

Upgrading your Storm® VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a simple process, and can be done in just a few satisfying clicks. Upgrades are a necessity. Let’s face it, you work hard on your blog, or ecommerce store, and the traffic grows! So, once you’ve optimized your WordPress site or Magento store, reward yourself with an easy upgrade process and increase the available resources to your Storm® VPS by following the steps below!

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What is a Virtual IP (VIP)?

What is a Virtual IP (VIP)?

When you create a virtual IP (VIP) address with Liquid Web you will receive both a Public VIP and Private VIP. The public VIP can be configured on a Storm server just as a non-virtual, or standard, IP would be configured. Connecting to a public service, such as HTTP or FTP, on the Public VIP occurs just as it would on a standard IP.

The Private VIP can be configured on a Storm server’s private interface just as a standard private IP would be configured. Connecting to a private service, such as MySQL or Puppet, on the Private VIP also occurs just as it would on a standard private IP.

So why use a VIP? When utilizing multiple servers, having a VIP is beneficial due to its ability to “float” between servers. This allows the VIP to remain highly reachable in circumstances in which a non-virtual (or standard) IP may be otherwise unreachable. It is possible to move both the Public VIP and Private VIP between Storm servers!

Both Public and Private VIPs can be configured on any server on your Storm account so long is that server is in the Zone where the VIPs were created. Typically software, such as the ones listed below, is used to manage on which server a VIP resides.

Use Cases for VIPs

Here are some of the things that you can do with Virtual IP addresses:

  • High Availability Databases (MySQL, Percona, MariaDB)
  • Non-DNS-based Service Migrations
  • High Availability Web Applications (in tandem with or in place of load balancer)
Examples of Software That Can Use VIPs

This is just some of the software that you can use with Virtual IP addresses:

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How to Configure Cyberduck for Use with Storm Object Storage

Storm Object Storage delivers a durable, secure, highly available solution for storage needs of virtually any size. With object storage access occurs via API calls to the object storage cluster, which replaces the need to rely on additional servers for dedicated storage.

Here we use the client Cyberduck to interact with Storm Object Storage. Cyberduck is available for download from https://cyberduck.io/?l=en.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for configuring Cyberduck for use with Storm Object Storage.
  • I’ll be working from a Microsoft Windows 8 desktop with Cyberduck installed.

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How to Configure awscli for Use with Storm Object Storage

Storm Object Storage delivers a durable, secure, highly available solution for storage needs of virtually any size. With object storage access occurs via API calls to the object storage cluster, which replaces the need to rely on additional servers for dedicated storage.

Here we use the client awscli to interact with Storm Object Storage. If you don’t have awscli installed then you can follow these instructions: How to Install an Object Storage Command Line Interface (awscli)

Storm Object Storage 101: Command Line
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  • These instructions are intended specifically for configuring awscli for use with Storm Object Storage.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7 server with awscli installed.

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How to Install an Object Storage Command Line Interface (awscli)

awscli is a python module that enables a user to interact with Storm Object Storage via the command line.

Storm Object Storage 101: Command Line
I. How to Install an Object Storage Command Line Interface (awscli)
II. How to Configure awscli for Use with Storm Object Storage
III. How to Use Basic awscli Commands with Storm Object Storage
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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing awscli, a tool for managing Storm Object Storage from the command line .
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How To Create Child Instances On Storm Private Cloud

This article is just one of a multi-part series.

Now that your Storm Private Cloud parent is setup and ready to go, you’ll want to kick-off a few Child Instances. We’ll start from the Dashboard for the Storm Private Cloud parent, which is where we left off in the previous article: Available Resources On a Storm Private Cloud Parent.

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Available Resources On a Storm Private Cloud Parent

This article is just one of a multi-part series.

To view the available resources on any Storm Private Cloud parent that you’ve allocated, start by clicking on the + symbol next to the specific Server Name .

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