set up ubiquity unifi cloud managment & cost


We have several locations that will be installing ubiquity unifi products. We've been looking into the unifi cloud controller so we can access them all remotely but there's really not a lot of good information. Specifically our questions are about the best cloud management resource, set up and pricing.

The ubiquity forum has some info about Amazon Web Services but the pricing models made our heads spin. We have no idea how much data or usage we might incur.


- What would be the best web services resource for hosting of the unifi cloud controller
- what might our costs be
- where can we find set up instructions

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sio2yAuthor Commented:
We did find this helpful thread just after posting the questions but are still very interested in hearing the experts point of view.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
not a good idea to buy something without knowing all of the costs involved.
Digital Ocean seems to be the cheapest but you need multiple sites as a management group only supports 4 SSID's.. AWS can be expensive.. (I found this out the hard way)
Stick to DigitalOcean...been using their service for over a year and no issues - the price is flat for the year so nothing to worry about compared to AWS...

Obviously you need to know a bit of Linux etc but there are sites with instructions to get up and running...refer to the following sites/instructions for the steps...

Basic steps to get Unifi installed...

1)sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
2)deb debian ubiquiti
3)deb wheezy main
4)sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv C0A52C50
5)sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv 7F0CEB10
6)sudo apt-get update
7)sudo apt-get install unifi-rapid or unifi-beta

Once this is complete you should have a controller up and running

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sio2yAuthor Commented:
Awesome - thanks for the help!
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