Here's a quick walk-though of how to open an account on the Joyent Public Cloud:
A valid and current credit card is required to open an account on Joyent Cloud. We will only start charging you once you provision or add new machines.
For detailed steps choose your operating system:
From the Joyent Cloud portal, click in the upper right portion of the screen. Once you’re here, the tool will walk you through the choice of datacenters, machine images, types or sizes.
Which Data Center should I choose? Consider your business requirements of the customer, eg. where do you anticipate most of your traffic coming from, load requirements regionally, etc.
You can pick different operating systems, or machines that have been pre-configured with specific databases or tools like a loadbalancer or even equipped with cool development languages like Node.js.
You’ll have a chance to review the hourly cost of the machine, and once you’ve decided on the type of machine that fits your project, click the PROVISION button and the system will confirm that your machine has started.
From the Joyent Cloud portal you’ll be able to: