Once you've got a Cloud Container server up and running, you're ready to start provisioning containers onto it. The SiteHost Control Panel allows you to take control over most features the Cloud Containers offer. This article will guide you through the most basic tasks you may need to perform to deploy your application successfully using Cloud Containers.
To begin creating a container, follow the simple steps below:
SSH users cannot be created for Integrated Containers.
The following steps depend on the image type you've selected. For instance, if you are deploying using a Web Image you would probably like to:
If the MySQL version you want is greyed out, ensure that there is an Integreated Container active for that version.
If you are deploying using a Service Image you would probably like to:
Integrated Containers are default services that we provide as part of our Cloud Container platform. These containers help you to easily create databases for your applications to use and to also view/manage them through a Web Browser without having to worry about configuring these yourself. They do not add to your total image and container count and each Cloud Container Server can have one container for each of the Integrated Images.
Since they are part of our Cloud Container platform, we limit certain interactions that you would normally have in comparison to Web, Service or Application containers. For example, setting Aliases, Environment Variables and Ports have been removed and we also don't allow you to SSH into them. All you need to worry about is ensuring that an Integrated Container exists for services you want to use for your applications.
You can easily shut down or reboot your containers, please consider the steps below in order to do this:
Rebooting or shutting down a container will cause disruption to any services this container provides.
In some situations you may wish to monitor some of the key metrics of your Containers such as CPU and Memory utilization or the amount of incoming or outgoing traffic. Here follows the steps to check these metrics graphs:
The graphs will automatically update every minute, so there is no need to reload the page.
The default view will display the last hour of activity for a container. This can be adjusted using the dropdown list in the upper right corner of each graph.
Hovering over areas of a graph will display the exact values for each series. Dragging on a section of a graph will allow you to zoom in for a closer inspection of the selected area. To reset the zoom level, simply click the magnifying glass icon.
When you've decided that you no longer need a Container anymore, follow these steps to delete it:
Removing a container will permanently delete all data along with the container. Be aware that all databases on a MySQL Integrated Container will be deleted.