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