how to create Oracle Cloud Linux VPS instance with 24 GB RAM and 4 CPU

In today’s guide, we’ll walk you through the process of creating an Oracle Cloud Linux VPS instance with 24 GB RAM and 4 CPU. Oracle Cloud offers a range of services, including two Oracle Autonomous Databases, AMD Compute VMs, ARM Ampere A1 Compute instances, storage options, a Load Balancer, and more. Additionally, new users receive a free $300 startup credit valid for 30 days, allowing exploration of services beyond the free tier limitations.

create Oracle Cloud Linux VPS instance with 24 GB RAM and 4 CPU

Step 1: Sign Up for Oracle Cloud Free Tier

  • The sign-up process is straightforward. Open your browser, search for “Oracle Cloud Free Tier,” and click on the first link. 
Oracle Cloud Linux VPS
  • On the Oracle Cloud sign-up page, click “Start for Free.” Fill in the required account information, including a credit card for verification (no charges will be incurred).
  • After creating your account, log in to your dashboard.

Step 2: Creating Oracle Cloud Linux VPS VM instance

  • On the dashboard, select “Instances.”
  • Under components, choose your username.
  • Click on “Create Instance” and provide a name for your instance.
Oracle Cloud Linux VPS
Oracle Cloud Linux VPS
  • Under “Image and Shape,” click “Edit” to change the default Oracle image.
  • Choose your desired OS (e.g., Ubuntu 20.04) and click “Select Image.”
Oracle Cloud Linux VPS
  • Change the shape to access the full storage (4 CPU and 24GB RAM). Choose Ampere and set the CPU and RAM accordingly. Be mindful of storage limitations to create more free tier instances in the future.
  • Click “Select Shape” to confirm your choices.
Oracle Cloud Linux VPS
Oracle Cloud Linux VPS
  • For the SSH key, click “Save Private Key” and then “Create.”
  • Wait for your instance to start running.
Oracle Cloud Linux VPS

Step 3: Login to your Oracle Cloud Linux VPS

To log in to your VPS, use an app like PuTTY on PC or Juice SSH on Android. Follow these steps for PuTTY on PC:

  • Download and open PuTTY.
  • Open PuTTYgen, load your private key, and save it.
  • In PuTTY, enter your username and append “@,” then paste your public IP address.
  • Expand the SSH section, select “Credentials,” and browse for your private key.
  • Save the session for future logins.
  • Click “Open” to connect to your VPS, accepting any security alerts.
Oracle Cloud Linux VPS

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Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a free VPS with 4 CPU and 24GB RAM using Oracle Cloud’s free tier. If you found this guide helpful, consider giving it a thumbs up. Feel free to share your questions or suggestions in the comments below, and don’t forget to subscribe to stay updated on our upcoming videos. Until next time, take care!

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Advantages of My Oracle Cloud Free Tier Experience:
  1. Robust Service Offering: I revel in the extensive services, from databases to storage and more.
  2. Generous Startup Credit: The $300 credit fuels my exploration of premium services beyond the free tier’s scope.
  3. Powerful Tools: Oracle APEX and SQL Developer enhance my experience with advanced functionalities.
Disadvantages of My Oracle Cloud Free Tier Experience:
  1. Limited Resources: The capped free-tier resources may pose challenges for scalability.
  2. Verification Requirement: While understanding the necessity, sharing credit card details for verification raises initial hesitations.
  3. Credit Expiry: The initial $300 credit is valid for 30 days, prompting a thoughtful transition to free-tier services.


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