Now that you have purchased a Dedicated Server with OVH US, the next step is getting your server ready for use. There are many ways to accomplish this and how you choose to configure your server should be based on your specific needs. What follows is a general walk-through of the steps involved in setting up a server for the first time.
Step 1 - Installing an Operating System
OVH US offers a wide variety of templates to install an operating system on your newly-provisioned server. A complete list can be found here. To install an OS from our templates, please follow this tutorial.
Step 2 - Using SSH
When you first provision your server, you will be sent an email with credentials to access the server via SSH. To learn more about how to use SSH, click here. Once you have successfully gained access to your server, OVH US recommends that you prioritize securing the way you access your server via SSH. To set up an SSH key pair for more secure authentication, please follow this tutorial.
OVH US allows you to set up a new Dedicated Server quickly and easily. While this article assists you with the basics, we invite you to view the other articles in this section.