Google Cloud

To launch your Google Cloud instance, follow the steps below.

Google Cloud has a free tier for new users. You get $300 to spend on Google Cloud Platform products during your first 12 months

Step 1: Launching your Google Cloud Instance

Go to and click on “Get Started for Free”. Login using an existing account or create a new one.

After you login and validate your credit card, you will be shown a page pretty much like this one. Click on “Compute Engine” and then in “VM Instances”.

Click on the Create button to make a new instance

We recommend to name it something like "pangaea” (the instance name cannot be changed). Select the Machine type as “Custom” and set up 4 vCPU’s and 4GB of Memory.

Keep everything default after you have configured the cores and memory.

For the Boot Disk, we recommend the latest LTS version of Ubuntu (18.04 as of date of now). Change the boot disk size to the minimum storage requirements.

Click Create. Please wait a few minutes for your instance

Once the instance is created. We will open 4 ingoing ports. To do this click on "nic0" as shown below. In the next page click on “Firewall rules” and after that on “CREATE FIREWALL RULE”.

  • TCP 6000

  • TCP 9000

Step 2: Connecting via SSH to your Instance

Go back to the VM instances page and click on SSH. This will open a new window and connect via SSH to your instance:

Step 3: Update / upgrade your VPS

Before anything, it is recommended to update your system:

sudo apt update && apt upgrade

You will be asked to confirm if you would like to download and install these packages. Just press Y to confirm.

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