Help:Cloud VPS

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Overview

This page contains links to technical documentation for Cloud VPS.

About Cloud VPS

Read Help:Cloud Services Introduction to understand the differences between Cloud VPS and Toolforge, and to decide which service is right for you.

User roles and rights

Learn about different roles and user rights you'll need to participate in Cloud VPS.

Learn more about the infrastructure of Cloud VPS.

Instance administration and configurations

Learn about Cloud VPS instances. What are they? How can you create, configure, and manage Cloud VPS instances? What is the Cloud VPS lifecycle?

Accessing Cloud VPS instances

Learn how to gain access to access Cloud VPS instances.

Proxies, IP addresses, and DNS names

Email management

Security groups and firewall settings

Learn how to manage security groups and firewall settings.

Best practices for moving to production

Understand recommended best practices for moving to production.

Sudo policies

Learn how to configure policies for a project.

Operational documentation

The following links are mostly useful for people working on operating the Cloud itself, i.e, the engineers in the Wikimedia Cloud Services team and our technical contributors that collaborate to keep the cloud running in general.

Project documentation

When your VPS instance is created, a bot will create your project documentation under this category:

Find it, and thank you for contributing to technical documentation about your VPS.

Troubleshooting Cloud VPS

Communication and support

Support and administration of the WMCS resources is provided by the Wikimedia Foundation Cloud Services team and Wikimedia movement volunteers. Please reach out with questions and join the conversation:


Discuss and receive general support
Receive mail announcements about critical changes
Subscribe to the cloud-announce@ mailing list (all messages are also mirrored to the cloud@ list)
Track work tasks and report bugs
Use the Phabricator workboard #Cloud-Services for bug reports and feature requests about the Cloud VPS infrastructure itself
Learn about major near-term plans
Read the News wiki page
Read news and stories about Wikimedia Cloud Services
Read the Cloud Services Blog (for the broader Wikimedia movement, see the Wikimedia Technical Blog)