If you want to start a new Magento website on a fast, safe and reliable hosting platform, Kyup provides the perfect solution for you. You can use our 1-click Image Install to spin up a new server running and optimized for Magento in 5 seconds!

The steps below will take you through the process of how to get a virtual container with Magento pre-installed on it up and running with our 1-click Image Install.

Start a Magento Virtual Container in 5 seconds

To start new virtual containers on the Kyup infrastructure, you need to have an account with us. You can sign up for free and then simply log in to the Kyup dashboard.

Once you're logged in, click on the LAUNCH CONTAINER button on the left menu in your Kyup dashboard.

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This will take you to the container order page. Here are the steps you need to follow:

Enter Container Name and Password

First, you need to enter a descriptive name, password and data center for your new container. Select a descriptive Name for your container so you can distinguish it from the others you may create later. The Country drop-down, allows you to select a data center for your new server. Finally, type in  or auto-generate a strong Password that will be used to access your new container.

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Select Resources for your Container

Next, you need to specify the parameters of your new container server. The options that you can configure are server's RAMCPUHDD and Bandwidth.

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We have predefined resource bundles to help you select a container size according to your needs - Base, Personal, Business, etc. However, they are only a recommendation and you can use the resource sliders to fully customize your container size.

Choose an Image for your Container

Here you need to click on Applications and choose the MAGENTO NGINX image.

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Set up Domain and Admin for Magento

Once you've chosen the Magento app image, you need to add your admin username and password so you can log into your application after your container is launched. If you already have a domain name that you would like to use for your Magento application, you have the option to specify it during the order process. That way we will not only deliver Magento pre-installed, but also configure your application to work with your domain name before even having launched the container. It's optional, so if you are not ready to point your domain yet, you'll be able to add one later on.

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Note that if you configure your app with a domain name during the launch process, you won't be able to access it properly through IP address afterwards. You will have to point your domain name to your container in order to access it. Check out our tutorial on how to point your domain name to your container for more information.

Once you have filled in your Magento username and password, press the LAUNCH CONTAINER button. In a few seconds you will receive a fully optimized Magento container!

Login to Magento

If you haven't specified a domain name when launching your container, you'll be able to access the admin panel of your application through your IP address: https://x.x.x.x/admin/ where x.x.x.x is your container's IP. If you have configured it with a domain name, once the domain has been successfully pointed and propagates, you'll be able to log in to your application at https://yourdomain.com/admin/.

What's Next?

If you need help setting up and configuring your Magento store, you can check the official Magento Wiki or join the Magento Forum.