How to Launch a Virtual Machine on Piggybank Cloud (NEW)

It is now even easier to launch a Virtual Machine on Piggybank Cloud with our new and easier to use Customer Portal.

You can control your entire cloud, billing and support from one location. The Piggybank Cloud portal is designed to be easy and intuitive to use no matter your level of expertise.

1. Register or login into your Piggybank Client portal.

2. Click Deploy VM

3. Choose OS, Virtual Machine Name and Password

4. Assign Virtual Machine Resources

5. Assign Network and Review

You can choose either to connect using a public IP address, your private IP range, or connect the Virtual Machine to your Virtual Firewall.

With the Shared NAT option (Your Private IP range allocated by Piggybank Cloud), you can use the inbuilt port forward wizard to access your Virtual Machine using a shared public IP address and your allocation of ports.

You can also access your Virtual Machine using the downloadable VPN client and configuration.

You can also connect to your OPNSense Virtual Firewall.

Once you have configured chosen your Network you can either review or submit.

6. Review and confirm your configuration.

7. Result

8. List of your Virtual Machines

When you click back to my VM’s – this will show all your Virtual Machines that you currently have running. Please allow a couple of minutes for the Virtual machines to launch. You will see the status change to running once completed.

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New easy to use PiggyBank Cloud

To make Piggybank Cloud more feature rich and easier to use we have combined the VDC (Virtual Data Centre) portal with the customer portal. This means that you control every aspect of your cloud from one place. 


Anything from creating, launching, accessing your Virtual Machine or firewall to billing and checking usage is now done from your Cloud Portal.

These are some of the features, all at a really low price and on pay as you go terms:

Virtual Machine Management

Choose from Popular Linux OS’s like Ubuntu, Debian and Centos.

Launch your Virtual Machine and be connected within minutes to the internet.

You can assign interfaces to your Virtual Machines (Public / Private IP or connect it to your Virtual Firewall)

You can edit and assign resource to your Virtual Machines as you need it.

Firewall Management

Have full control over your Cloud Infrastructure by deploying a Virtual Firewall. The Firewalls are charged in the same manner as the Virtual Machines which means you only pay for the resource that the firewall uses.

Pay As You Go

Piggybank Cloud is a really affordable Pay as you Go Cloud Solution.

Bill management

Keep track of your balance and your Cloud usage, you only pay for what you use.

Track all of your Virtual Machine usage from easy to read charts and tables.

Remote Access

Connect to your cloud with minimal effort.


Our ticketing system is integrated into your portal meaning it is easy to get help if you need it.

Contact us

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How to configure Network Monitoring using Observium (Ubuntu)

To get you up and running with a Virtual Server please check out the following post:

Deploying a Virtual Machine on Piggybank’s cloud platform – The ultimate guide

1.Make sure PHP is up to date

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root@ubuntu:~# php --version
PHP (cli) (built: Aug 19 2018 07:44:26) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies
with Zend OPcache, Copyright (c) 1999-2018, by Zend Technologies

apt-get install php
apt-get update

2. Install Observium using script

chmod +x


3. Test

(please note you will need a Public Address, Port Forwarding or Dialup VPN for access)

http://your_server_iP or http://your_domain_name


How to transfer files to and from your Linux server using SFTP on Windows

1.Download and install Filezilla to your local machine

2. Connect to your server using SFTP

(please note you will need a Public Address, Port Forwarding or Dialup VPN for access)

SFTP uses port 22 for connection


3. Drag and drop your files from your local PC to destination file location on your Cloud Server.

Please note that you will need to make sure that you give file permission for the successful transfer of files.

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