Create a Linode

Create a Linode Compute instance to act as an origin server that will store content, messages, and other data for your microsite in the cloud.


To avoid an unexpected bill make sure to delete this Linode Compute Instance once you've completed this use case.

  1. Log in to the Linode Cloud Manager and select the Marketplace link from the left navigation menu. This displays the Linode Create page with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.

    You can read An Overview of the Linode Cloud Manager to learn more about features and services available in Linode’s Cloud Manager.

  2. Use the Select an App field to search for the Node.js Marketplace App and select it.

    Create Linode

  3. Enter required information under the NodeJS Setup section. For more information and instructions refer to Guides - Deploying Node.js through the Linode Marketplace.


This guide involves configuring DNS settings and SSL certificates for your domain. These steps can be automated during the Marketplace App installation process by providing a Linode API Token during setup.

During installation, the API Token is used to generate a domain zone and records using Linode DNS Manager. The Node.js Marketplace App then utilizes certbot to generate SSL certificates for your domain and subdomain.

If you plan to utilize Linode DNS Manager, we recommend taking steps now to familiarize yourself with our DNS Manager guide.

  1. Select “Ubuntu 20.04 LTS” in the Select an Image section.

  2. Select a region.

  3. Select the Shared CPU Linode 2GB Linode Plan.

  4. Enter a root password.

  5. Select any SSH keys for root access.

    For more information, refer to the Cloud Manager guide: Manage SSH Keys.

  6. Select Private IP under Add-ons.

  7. Click the Create Linode button at the bottom of the page.

  8. Verify Marketplace App installation before continuing with this guide. It may take several minutes for installation to complete.


You can also create a Linode Compute instance using these options:


The steps in this example reference the Linode and Akamai user interfaces. You can also perform these tasks using Terraform, the management API, or CLI.