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Please read the Wikimedia Cloud Services Introduction.
To participate with Cloud VPS, you will need a Wikimedia Developer Account.
This page contains information about Cloud VPS and links to developer documentation.
Cloud VPS Documentation
About Cloud VPS
- Cloud VPS (Virtual Private Server) provides a cloud computing infrastructure powered by OpenStack for projects related to the Wikimedia movement. The environment includes access to a variety of data services. Cloud VPS is meant to make it easier for developers and system administrators to try out improvements to Wikimedia infrastructure (including MediaWiki), power research and analytics, and host projects that are not viable in the Toolforge environment. Virtual machines running on Cloud VPS are subject to the instance lifecycle
- At-a-glance: Cloud VPS and Toolforge: What are the main differences between Cloud VPS and Toolforge? Which environment should you choose?
Cloud VPS developer documentation
See Cloud VPS help for more technical documentation related to Cloud VPS.
Request a Cloud VPS Project
To request a Cloud VPS Project, you will need to create a new project request on Phabricator, the Wikimedia community's technical project management tool. A Wikimedia developer account is required. Please read our guidelines for project requests before requesting a project.
Communication and support
We communicate and provide support through several primary channels. Please reach out with questions and to join the conversation.
|Phabricator Workboard||#Cloud-Services||Task tracking and bug reporting|
|IRC Channel||#wikimedia-cloud connect||General discussion and support|
|Mailing List||cloud@||Information about ongoing initiatives, general discussion and support|
|Announcement emails||cloud-announce@||Information about critical changes (all messages mirrored to cloud@)|
|News wiki page||News||Information about major near-term plans|
|Cloud Services Blog||Clouds & Unicorns||Learning more details about some of our work|
|Wikimedia Technology Blog||techblog.wikimedia.org||News and stories from the Wikimedia technical movement|