A template is a virtual machine encapsulated into a file, making it possible to rapidly deploy new VMs.
Paperspace Templates (Base Images)
Paperspace offers stock templates which include only the Operating System and Paperspace software. A list of base images can be found here.
NOTE: There are some additional steps to create a Template from a Linux VM. To create a Linux Template, please follow these instructions.
A custom template can be created from an existing VM. The custom template contains the entire disk image of the original VM. Once a template has been successfully created, it appears as a custom template in the Templates tab in the console.
Custom Templates & Active Directory: Templates must not be AD joined. Templates are meant to include only the base operating system and programs/settings configured as needed. When a custom template is used to provision a new machine for an AD user, it will be automatically joined to your domain.
Custom Template Pricing
Snapshot pricing is based on the size of your instance.
Watch our tutorial on using Templates.