Basic Overview

Cloud Storage be accessed from the control panel by clicking Cloud Storage from the left-side menu or main window.

The Cloud Storage menu contains the following sections:

  • Containers - manage containers where data is stored, view operation logs, and track resource consumption
  • Users - create users and manage read and write permissions
  • Balance - view available funds for paying for Cloud Storage and manage notifications
  • SSL certificates - view, upload, and manage available certificates

Containers (section)

Data can be managed from the Containers section, which contains the following tabs:

  • Containers
  • Storage settings
  • Operation history
  • Usage

When you upload an archive file with the Upload archive icon (1), its contents will be automatically extracted to a new container with the same name as the original archive. Cloud Storage currently supports tar, tar.gz, and tar.bz2 formats.

To create a container, click New container (2).

Enter your container name, choose the container type, and then click Save (the check mark icon).

There are currently two container types available:

  • public - publically accessible containers for distributing site and application content without authorization
  • private - containers for storing backups and other data and that require a login and password to access

You can cancel the creation process by clicking Cancel (the X icon).

Containers (tab)

The Containers tab displays a list of existing containers.

To mange a container's settings, click the options icon and then select Container settings from the drop down menu.

From this menu, you can also download a container and its contents as an archive or delete it.

Files

The Files tab lists a container's contents. You can upload files and folders by either clicking the upload icon or dragging your files to the drop area.

Container Settings

Under Container settings, you can set the container type and limits, as well as create an upload link and bind or remove a domain. 

Storage Settings

Under Storage settings you can limit a container by file size, file count, or date and purge the CDN cache for specific web addresses.

The CDN caches data for quick distribution and is updated daily. If a file is modified, you can force a cache update by entering the web address to be cleared and clicking Purge cache. The cache will be updated approximately 15 minutes after the form is submitted.

Operation History

Operation logs can be generated and downloaded under Operation history.

You can generate reports for various periods of time by choosing the period from the drop down menu and clicking Generate report.

Reports can be renamed, copied, moved, and deleted.

Usage

A breakdown of resource usage and expenditures can be viewed under the Usage tab. The resources listed are:

  • Network
  • CDN
  • Storage

Costs are calculated hourly for the actual storage space used and traffic sent over the general network or CDN.

Example 1

A 15 GB backup is uploaded to a container. The monthly storage cost would be:

15 GB     x     ₽ 3.30/GB     =     ₽ 49.50

Example 2

15 GB of photos are stored in the cloud and, during the course of a month, visitors generate (consume) 30 GB of traffic. The service cost would be the sum of the storage cost + outgoing network traffic:

15 GB x ₽ 3.30/GB     +     30 GB x ₽ 0.80/GB     =     ₽ 73.50

Example 3

Taking the previous example, we enable the CDN, which transfers 20 GB of traffic:

15 GB x ₽ 3.30/GB     +     30 GB x ₽ 0.80/GB     +     20 GB x ₽ 1.00/GB     =     ₽ 93.50

You can calculate service costs using custom parameters with our price calculator.

Users

The Users section displays a list of users who have container access.

You can add a new user by clicking New user.

Enter a username in the field and click Save (the check mark icon).

You can generate new passwords or view existing ones if you have enabled password storage on Selectel servers.

Access to each container is configured individually: read and write permission can be granted separately.

Balance

Available funds can be viewed in the Balance section.

In the new window, you will see the amount available in your main balance, cloud storage balance, and bonus balances.

Funds can be transferred between balances. For example, to move funds from your main balance to your cloud storage balance, select Main balance under Source, enter the amount to be transferred, and click Transfer.

You can also set up low-balance alerts up by entering a sum in the field, setting the alert frequency, and clicking Save.

SSL Certificates

SSL certificates let you protect data by sending it from the browser to the server over HTTPS. Available certificates can be viewed in the SSL certificate section.

To upload an SSL certificate to Cloud Storage, click Upload certificate.

You can upload any valid pem file containing the certificate, intermediate certificates (if they exist), and private keys. Certificates can be self-signed or released by an agency (such as letsencrypt.org). Certificates will activate within 5 minutes of being uploaded.