Overview: Private Network

You can use a private network to divide your existing network into several logical networks.

The use of private networks offers you the following advantages:

  • You can organize your networks according to organizational aspects.

  • You can easily add or remove your servers.

  • You can decrease the latency and network load.

  • You can optimize the traffic by prioritizing the data packages.

  • Each server can communicate only with servers that are located in the same private network.

For example, a private network may be useful in the following cases:

  • Setting up a private network for departments or project teams

  • Setting up a private network that is connected to a load balancer

  • Setting up a private network for a web server and a database server

In the Network > Private Network section, your private networks are displayed in a table. This table lists the most important information for each individual private network:

Name: The name assigned to the private network. You can change it at any time.

Status: Current status of the private network.

Network address: The network address that you have assigned to the private network. Enter this information to make it easier to identify the private network.

Subnet mask: Subnet mask that you have assigned to the private network. Enter this information to make it easier to identify the private network.

Data center: Data center in which the private network is hosted.

Please note: When you enter a network address and a subnet mask, this has no impact on the relevant servers.

Please note: You must configure the network address and the subnet mask in the relevant servers.

To display all of the data for a specific private network, click the name of the private network. The list includes the following additional information:

Description: Description of the private network. You can change the description at any time.

Status: Status of the private network.

ID: ID of the private network.

Date of creation: The date when the private network was set up.

Assigned Servers: Servers assigned to the private network.

To edit an element, click .