# Server Providers

# Supported Server Providers

Forge supports a range of third-party server providers:

  • DigitalOcean
  • Linode Cloud
  • Amazon
  • Vultr
  • Hetzner Cloud

Bring Your Own Provider

If your preferred provider is not baked into Forge, you can always use the Custom VPS option.

# DigitalOcean Backups

If you are using DigitalOcean as your server provider, you may also enable the DigitalOcean Weekly Backups feature.

Backups

Forge is not responsibile for your backups. Enabling this feature only tells DigitalOcean to make weekly backups of your server.

# Linking Additional Server Providers

You can link additional server providers from your account profile. You can access your account profile via the drop-down selection menu at the top-right of the Forge UI. Once you have accessed your account profile, you should navigate to the "Server Providers" tab.

# Vultr API Access

The Vultr server provider requires you to add the Forge IP addresses to an allowed list, so that Forge can communicate with your servers. Make sure that you do this before provisioning a server via Forge.

# Bring Your Own Server

Alongside supporting several providers, Forge also supports the ability to use your own server. When creating a new server, select the Custom VPS option.

There are a few requirements to ensure that this works successfully:

  • The server your connecting to must be running a fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04 x64.
  • Your server must be accessible externally over the internet.
  • There must be a root user with no password.

During the creation process, you may customize the SSH Port that is used (defaulted to 22).

If you need to add the Forge IP addresses to an allow list, you can find them here.