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How to deploy your UniFi Controller with UniHosted

Installing a UniFi controller using UniHosted is rather swift. Let us guide you through the first steps of hosting your UniFi controller in the cloud. This guide will walk you through the process of creating an account and deploying your UniFi Controller with UniHosted.

Now, let's get started!

Table of Contents

Register for an Account

  1. Visit the registration page: Start by visiting the registration page. This is where your journey with UniHosted begins. It should look like this:

    Select plan

    Select plan

  2. Enter your credentials: When you reach the page, you'll find a registration form. Fill in the form with your credentials and click on the 'register' button to proceed.
    Register

    Register

  3. Enter some extra info. This is not required, but it helps us a lot. Especially the “Where did you first hear about us?”
    Extra info

    Extra info

Free plan

From this part, it's a little different for the Free and Business plan.

  1. In the free version, you will see this screen.
    Copy the credentials

    Copy the credentials

    Save the details and login.

You are done setting up your Free controller.

Business plan

  1. For the Business plan. Now you can select your region: You'll see a setup area where you can select your region. After you've selected the region, click on “Checkout”:
    Select region

    Select region

  2. Provide payment details: To continue, you must provide your payment details. Setting up a dedicated server costs money. That’s why it's only feasible for us if we ask for a payment upfront. If you first want to trial our service, you can check out our free plan here (this is, however, a shared server with limited capacity).

    Please note that your payment will be added to your balance in your account. We can use this balance to buy your dedicated server and connect your devices. After the first month, this balance will be used to pay your invoice.

    Checkout via Stripe

    Checkout via Stripe

Wait for completion

  1. You did it! Thanks for your support. The account is ready, and we are creating your first UniFi Controller. You will see the status “Queuing” and a few minutes later, it will change to “Deploying”:
    Deploying controller

    Deploying controller

  2. A new VPS is issued, and the UniFi Controller software will be installed automatically. This process takes place without any manual intervention and takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete. After that, it shows “Online”: Once your server is ready, you'll receive an email notification. You can then start using your UniFi Controller dashboards.
    Controller online!

    Controller online!

Wrapping up

Once the server setup is complete, you can start using the UniFi Controller. Setting up an account and deploying a UniFi Controller with UniHosted should be easy, but please let us know if you run into anything. We’re happy to help!

Thanks for choosing UniHosted! Enjoy your new UniFi Controller!