Help:Cloud VPS
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Please read the Wikimedia Cloud Services Introduction.
Cloud VPS
Instances and access
Security and policies
Horizon, proxies and puppet
Additional documentation
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
Learn how to manage email in Cloud VPS.
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.
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)
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