Getting Started With the Console

Last updated: 2020-10-12 10:43:24

    Overview

    The COS console is the easiest way to work with COS without writing code or programs. You can use COS services with the COS console directly.

    Preparations

    If this is your first time using COS, we recommend you to learn the following concepts first.

    • Bucket: a container for objects stored in COS.
    • Object: the basic unit of COS storage. It can be the data in any format, such as images, documents, audio and video, and others.
    • Region: a physical location where data centers are hosted on Tencent Cloud. COS data is stored in the buckets in these regions.

    This document describes how to get started and store your data in the cloud using the COS console.

    Step 1. Sign up for a Tencent Cloud Account

    You must register a Tencent Cloud account before using the COS service. To do so, click the button below. Skip this step if you already have an account.

    Step 2. Verify your Identity

    Once registered, use your registered account to log in to Tencent Cloud Console and verify your identity. For detailed instructions, please see Identity Verification Guide. If you are already done so, please skip this step.

    Step 3. Activate COS Service

    Open the Tencent Cloud Console, and select Products > Cloud Object Storage and enter the COS console. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate COS service. If you have already done so, please skip this step.

    Step 4. Create a Bucket

    You need to create a bucket to store your objects.

    1. Log in to the COS Console and click Bucket List on the left sidebar to enter the bucket management page.
    2. Click Create Bucket and configure the following items. Remaining items can be kept as default.
      • Name: enter the bucket name, which cannot be modified once set, such as examplebucket.
      • Region: select a region nearest to your business, such as Guangzhou.
      • Access permissions: access permission for the bucket. You can retain the default option Private Read/Write.
    3. Click OK.

    Step 5. Upload an Object

    To upload a local file to your bucket, perform the following.

    1. Click the bucket name to enter the object list page.
    2. Select Upload Files > Select Files and choose a file to upload, such as exampleobjext.txt.
    3. Click Upload.

    Step 6. Download an Object

    To download COS data, perform the following.

    1. Click Details under Operation for the object exampleobjext.txt and enter the object attribute page.
    2. To download the object, click Download Objects under Basic Information, or click Copy Temporary Link, paste the link into a browser, and press Enter.

    More Features

    To learn more about what COS console can offer, such as setting object access permissions, hotlink protection, and static websites, please see Console Overview.

    Other Accesses

    In addition to the console, the following accesses are also provided for you to get started with.

    Access Description
    COSBrowser Provides a user-friendly interface to easily upload and download objects, and generate access URLs.
    COSCMD Enables you to use simple commands to upload, download, and delete objects in batches.
    APIs COS uses XML APIs, which are lightweight, connectionless, and stateless. By calling XML APIs, you can send requests to and accept responses from COS directly over HTTP/HTTPS.
    SDKs Supports multiple mainstream programming languages including Android, C, C++, .NET, Go, iOS, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, PHP, Python, and Wechat Mini Program.

    Troubleshooting

    We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience you may have encountered when using the console. If you need to reach out, please contact us by submitting a ticket.

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