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About EC2 Images

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When a new instance is launched in a cloud, a Server is built with a base machine image. As a convenience to our users, we provide the ability to launch a variety of different images directly within the Dashboard. You can launch a working Server directly from an image, but we strongly recommend using ServerTemplates if you want to create a reproducible setup or require further customization.

Important!  Instances that are launched directly from images cannot be added to Deployments.

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