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Create a Free Tier Orbit


In SystemOnGrid, we provide 2 different types of Orbits, a Free Tier Orbit and a Paid Orbit. The difference is that we limited support to Free Tier Orbit, for example you cannot attach additional volumes, but they are still fully functional just like a Paid Orbit. If you need more features, you can resize your Free Tier Orbit any time and it will turn it into a Paid Orbit.


  • You need an active account with a valid credit card to be able to create an orbit

Creating an Orbit

  1. To start creating your orbit, first navigate to the “My Orbits” tab.

    My Orbits

  2. Then press “Create Orbit”

    Create Orbit

  3. When you press “Create Orbit” it will default to a paid one but you can switch over to a free one in the top bar.

    Create Free Orbit Bar

  4. You only have one option for the size of the Orbit. To get larger sizes you must use a paid orbit.

    Create Free Orbit

  5. Next, you can either set a temporary password or SSH Key as your Authentication method. Finally, assign your Orbit a name and description(optional and click “Create”. You Orbit should start up shortly and you will be able to log in. For security reasons, if you chose a password as authorization, the operating system will ask you to reset it once you login.

    Create Free Orbit 2

Default Usernames

  • Ubuntu

    ssh ubuntu@ipaddress
  • Centos

    ssh centos@ipaddress
  • Debian

    ssh debian@ipaddress
  • Fedora

    ssh fedora@ipaddress