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Get going quickly with answers to the most common questions about our platform.

  • Deploy a Server

    #1. Register For an Account If you haven’t already registered for an account, you should definitely start there - register for an account. You won’t be charged anything but you will need a valid credi...

  • API & Integrations

    A quick guide to Packet's powerful API, as well as common DevOps tools and integrations. Packet was built for a developer-centric world, which means that our API is the heart and soul of the platform....

  • Generate SSH Keys

    A secure way of logging into your servers Create SSH Keys Mac/Linux: This is pretty simple. The first step is to create a key pair on your local machine or your work station. Open a Command line and t...

  • Networking FAQ

    Get started with Packet's networking features including using public, backend and Elastic IP space. Network Design Overview Packet’s network and datacenter topology is designed with performance and re...

  • Portal

    Common questions and handy tips for signing up and using Packet. Why is so much information required to register? We've learned that on-demand bare metal is an attractive tool for DDoS and other malic...

  • Organizations

    How Company and Personal organizations work at Packet. About Organizations Organizations are a billing entity that sit one level above users and projects.   Much like with GitHub and other popular Saa...

  • Technical

    From SSH keys, console access and rDNS, to the basics of our API and integrations. Do you allow editing of rDNS/PTR records?  At provisioning the management IP address will have a rDNS/PTR record set,...