Deploying FileCloud Server on Packet's Bare Metal Environment

Packet Host, Inc.

Packet Host, Inc. develops a bare metal cloud platform for developers. The company’s platform provides solutions in the areas of production workloads, containers, and advanced networking. It offers bare metal cloud servers; add-on services, including block storage and load balancing; network services; and private deployments. Packet Host, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, New York. It has a data center location and an office in Tokyo, Japan.. For more information  please refer to their website at
Please note FileCloud Server or Online offering does does not include or package any of Packet's Bare metal offerings. CodeLathe Technologies Inc and Packet Host, Inc are completely independent companies.

FileCloud Requirements 

Before deploying FileCloud Server on Packet's Infrastructure ensure that the environment meets FileCloud's On-Premise standard requirements to ensure optimal performance.
Please review FileCloud's Server requirements by accessing the following URL: Requirements  To learn more about Packet's Bare Metal servers please review the following URL: Packet Bare Metal Servers

How to deploy an On-Demand server using Packet Bare Metal On-Premise solution.


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Create a Project

Before you can provision a server you’ll need to create a project. A project allows you to organize groups of servers and collaborators. To create a project open the drop-down in the upper right and choose "Settings -> Projects".  The portal should guide you from there.

Upload an SSH Key to Project Settings

Generating an SSH key is required, as root password access is disabled. For more help with generating SSH keys, check out this guide.

Deploy a Server

Navigate to your project's homepage (upper left) to deploy your first bare metal server. The portal will guide you but you should probably have a look at the pricing structure if haven’t already.

On-demand is in the most common deployment choice. On the next screen, you can name your device, choose a location, OS and any user data/keys you need to add. 

Connect To Your Server

Connecting to your server requires an SSH client; generally, that means using a command line like Terminal for macOS but you can also download an SSH tool of your choice, i.e. PuTTY for Windows. First, grab your server’s public IPv4 address from the server’s detail page in the portal.

If you’re using a command line, do this from your ssh directory ( in our case that’s ~/.ssh/):

ssh -i id_rsa root@[ you server’s public IPv4]

h -i id_rsa root@[ you server’s public IPv4]

Installing and Configuring FileCloud Server

Once you have deployed Packet's server and accessed the environment via SSH or via RDP you will need to install the FileCloud Server. To install FileCloud on a Windows or Linux Server please review the following guide Installing FileCloud Server.

Once FileCloud is installed successfully and started, administrative tasks need to be performed to allow FileCloud users to log in and use FileCloud efficiently. To accomplish this please review the following URL: FileCloud Site Setup

If you experience any issue specific to Packet's environment please reach out to their support team at or Call 212-933-9785.

To contact FileCloud's Support team please contact us at