Getting Started

Welcome to Wazaterm! Wazaterm enables you to access your terminal(Ubuntu Linux) anywhere with your browser.

1. Sign up & Purchase credit

Click Sign up with Github and create an account.

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Go to Billings to purchase credit. The credit is to be used for server fees, like terminal instances and storages.


2. Launch Terminal

To launch a terminal, you need to have storage and instance. A couple of things that need to be highlighted here.

  • The host name is to be hostname so you can access NAME.wazaterm.com.
  • The minimal size is 10G (It's SSD.This space including OS and Swap space)
  • Select Region that you are closed to.
  • Username is Linux user name of the terminal instance.
  • SSH keys are sync'ed with your public keys in Github.

Select the number of the CPU core, memory(GB), and processor to decide which instance you use for the terminal. After select, click the "LAUNCH TERMINAL" button. You can check how much it costs in the "Instance Fee" sections on the right. Depending on the spec you selected, the launch would take time(3~5 minutes). Please wait patiently ☕️.


After the instance is running, "Go To Terminal" is shown up. Click that to open the terminal.

Congratulations! Now you can use the terminal from your browser that you can access from anywhere. By default, Tmux is executed so that the session is kept (The session may be interrupted due to network or browser's behavior). To learn more about Tmux, check blow or google it

As you can see there are several actions against the terminal.

  • Suspend: Stop the instance and you can resume it (the processes are kept).
  • Resume: Resume the terminal from the stopped instance. It's hibernate. It should take 10-15 seconds depending on your memory size.
  • Terminated: Shutdown the instance. After termination, it will take time to launch again (5-6minutes). If you want to shutdown intentionally or change CPU/Memory of the instance, use this.
  • Run: Start from the terminated instance. Please select CPU/Memory.
  • Delete: Delete terminal. Once deleted, the storage is deleted entirely. You can't recover once this is clicked.

Note the storage cost is charged even the terminal status is terminated.