Tutorial: OVH Cloud - Create a proxy image

Step 1: Connect to your new project

Go to OVH dashboard and select your new project.

Step 2: Create a new server

  1. Click on Infrastructure
  2. Click on Add
  3. Click on Add a server

Step 3: Change the configuration of server

  1. Change the type of server to VPS-SSD-1 (cheapest)
  2. Change the distribution to Ubuntu
  3. Change region to GRA1 (or another if you want)
  4. Change the SSH key to mykey
  5. Click on Launch now

Step 4: Get login information

When the instance is ready:

  1. Click on the v on the top right corner
  2. Click on Login information

Step 5: Connect to the instance

Remember the SSH command.


Step 6: Install the proxy

Connect to the instance and install proxy:

sudo apt-get install curl


curl --silent --location https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | sudo bash -


sudo apt-get install --yes nodejs


curl --silent --location https://raw.githubusercontent.com/fabienvauchelles/scrapoxy/master/tools/install/proxy.js | sudo tee /root/proxy.js > /dev/null


curl --silent --location https://raw.githubusercontent.com/fabienvauchelles/scrapoxy/master/tools/install/proxyup.sh | sudo tee /etc/init.d/proxyup.sh > /dev/null


sudo chmod a+x /etc/init.d/proxyup.sh


sudo update-rc.d proxyup.sh defaults


sudo /etc/init.d/proxyup.sh start

Step 7: Create a backup

Go back on the OVH project dashboard:

  1. Click on the v on the top right corner
  2. Click on Create a backup

Step 8: Start the backup

  1. Enter the snapshot name forward-proxy
  2. Click on Take a snapshot

You need to wait 10 minutes to 1 hour.