What is Terraform?
Terraform is a tool from HashiCorp that allows you to manage your cloud infrastructure declaratively using configuration files. Thanks to the "Infrastructure as a code" approach, all you need to do is write the necessary state of the infrastructure in the code, and the program will do the rest.
What is Terraform used for?
Terraform is built to simplify the process of managing your infrastructure. With it, you can deploy servers, configure networks, load balancers, and other infrastructure elements.
What does "IaaC" mean?
Infrustrcutre as code (IaaC) involves declarative infrastructure management. This means that it will not perform the same action twice, and the final state of the infrastructure is entered in the configuration file.
How is the interaction with the cloud provider's API performed?
To interact with cloud provider APIs, Terraform uses special modules - "providers". You can download them from official GitHub repositories.
Can Terrafrom work with Docker?
Terraform works with the infrastructure, while software and OS on servers are operated by other IaC management systems: Ansible, Chef, Salt, etc. They can be used in combination with Docker and other containerization systems.
Is it possible to install Terraform on Windows?
Installation on the Windows operating system is quite simple. Go to the product's site, select the Windows operating system of the required bit and download the archive. Then unpack it and get terraform.exe file.
How much does Terraform-Provider cost?
It's free. To get started, you need to download the archive from the Terraform website and follow the instructions above.
How to refill the balance?
- bank cards;
The minimum refill value is €5.
How does billing work?
Services are billed according to the Pay-as-you-go model. This means that you are charged once every 10 minutes only for used servers. For example, if you use a virtual machine for 30 minutes and delete it, you only pay for 30 minutes.