» Creating a new server

In order to create a new server choose the Application you want to work with and click the plus icon on the right side.

add a server

This will start a guided procedure to configure and launch the server.

» Step 1. Region and Server Type

Create Server, step 1

Here you can choose which Region to use and what type of server to launch, SmartFoxServer 2X in this example.

» Step 2. Name and Tier

Next give the server a name, a description (optional) and choose one of the available tiers. More information on tiers is available on the service pricing page.

Create Server, step 2

At the bottom of the screen we also have an option for selecting an existing server snapshot and use it as a template for the new server. For the moment we can skip the step and proceed normally.

» Step 3. Software Configuration

Here we choose the SmartFoxServer version to install and a custom admin password. The latter will be used to connect to the instance via it's AdminTool. Make sure to choose a secure enough combination of characters and symbols.

Create Server, step 3

At the bottom of the screen we also have an option for selecting an existing server snapshot and use it as a template for the new server. For the moment we can skip the step and proceed normally.

NOTE: when SmartFoxServer is launched, a default user called sfsadmin is created and it is associated to the password you provide. Use this account to connect via the AdminTool.
NOTE: when MySQL is launched, a default user called root is created and it is associated to the password you provide. Use this account to connect via PHPMyAdmin.

» Step 4. Billing Plan

Finally, the last step summarizes all the settings and let us choose a payment modality. You will be able to get different levels of discount based on the number of prepaid months.

Create Server, step 4

Once confirmed Overcast will launch the server and redirect you to the server's details page, where you can see the status of the installation, public and private addresses and lots more.

» Quick testing the server

Server ready Once you get the green light, the server is installed and ready. You can click the little toolbox icon on the right side to be redirected to the admin login screen.
NOTE: SmartFoxServer 2X and MySQL have initially one default admin user.
  • SmartFoxServer 2X:
    • Name: admin
    • Password: -the one you provided-
  • MySQL:
    • Name: root
    • Password: -the one you provided-