Setting up a server with Runcloud

In our previous how-to article about free wildcard SSL with runcloud and cloudflare, we went through how to obtain it. Some might wonder what rouncloud is and how to get it so we thought it would be nice to have a quick walk-through on setting up a server with runcloud.

Getting started

Setting up a server with is fairly easy. Head over to and register an account for free. After the registration process, you can log in and click on “Connect a new server”.  Follow the steps as described by adding server name and IP address.

Server requirements

Before you can use runcloud, make sure your server meets the following requirements.

Software requirement:

  • Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 x86_64 LTS (Fresh installation)
  • If the server is virtual (VPS), OpenVZ may not be supported (Kernel 2.6)

Hardware requirement:

  • More than 1GB of HDD.
  • At least 1 core processor.
  • 512MB minimum RAM.
  • At least 1 public IP Address (NAT VPS is not supported)
Install runcloud
  • Log in to runcloud and connect your server by clicking on “Connect a new server”

  • Add server details

runcloud server details

  • The next step will give you a command to use in your servers command line. Copy and paste this in your server terminal and runcloud will run the installation and configuration process.

runcloud server setup


This process will take about 5-10 minutes. When runcloud is up and running, websites, databases and SSL certificates is one click away.

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