Getting Started with JPaaS

What is PaaS

Before digging deeper on Getting Started with JPaaS, you need to learn more about a few terms. Platform as a service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable you to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications. PaaS allows you to avoid the expense and complexity of buying and managing software licenses, the underlying application infrastructure, and middleware, container orchestrators such as Kubernetes, or the development tools and other resources. You manage the applications and services you develop, and the cloud service provider typically manages everything else.

What is JPaaS

JPaaS is a platform-as-a-service solution offered by Libyan Spider, based on leading technologies provided by Jelastic. Currently, JPaaS is available through multiple data centers in Tripoli – Libya, and Helsinki – Finland. Using JPaaS you can quickly deploy your applications to the cloud platform without the necessity to perform any complex configurations:

  1. The platform provides certified containers for Java, PHP, Ruby, Node.js, Python.
  2. Ability to use custom Docker containers. offers agile deployment models without coding to proprietary APIs.
  3. Flexible automatic scaling for stateless and stateful applications.
  4. Collaboration, access control, monitoring, backup and disaster recovery, built-in billing, and business analytics tools.
  5.  Driving down TCO with high density and hardware utilization.

This guide shows some of the basic steps required to get started with the platform.

How to Create an Account

To start working with JPaaS you need to have an account on the Client Area dashboard, if you don’t have one, you can register a new one by following this article: Create an account at Client Area dashboard. After creating an account you can order the JPaaS service by following the below instructors.

Upgrade & Refill Account

After the initial trial period, if you are satisfied and you wish to continue to use the platform, your account should be upgraded to the billing one.

How to order JPaaS

Before getting on how to order JPaaS, you have to notice that JPaaS is a Pay-per-Use service, which means you add balance to your account, and then usage charges are subtracted from your balance on an hourly basis.

  1. Login to your Client Area account.
  2. From the side menu click on Hosting and Services, a drop-down list will appear, choose Order New Services.
  3. A new page will appear, From the side menu Services, click on JPaaS.
  4. On the next page, select the amount you would you to add to your balance. There are multiple options available based on your budget: 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000 LYD.
  5. Click Order Now on the corresponding plan you want to order.
  6. The Review & Checkout page will appear with the invoice.
  7. Choose a payment method, there is a field to add notes if you have any.
  8. Accept the terms of service in order to checkout.
  9. Finally, click the Checkout button.
Note

After completing, you will receive a welcome email with more details.

How to access JPaaS service from the Client Area

After creating an account and ordering JPaaS service, you can easily access the platform dashboard through the Client Area.

  1. Login to your Client Area account.
  2. From the side menu click on JPaaS Panel in order to access the platform dashboard.
Login directly using URL

Alternatively, you can login directly using the link: https://app.libyanspider.cloud

How to deploy an application

When you access the Jelastic dashboard for the first time, a short tutorial (can be manually called via the Help => Tutorial) option will be automatically started. It provides you with a quick platform overview and a step-by-step walkthrough for your first environment creation and application deployment. Follow these tips or skip the tutorial and use the steps described below:

For more details

For further information, you can access Jelastic official documentation: JPaaS Documentation

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Updated on December 8, 2020

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