Tutorial- Getting started with the MongoDB Atlas free tier – Free MongoDB hosting

Hello and welcome to MongoDB Alice tutorials. My name is Jay, and I’m here to teach you more about how to get started using our database as a service Atlas. Today we’ll introduce you to our latest Atlas feature. Our free month allows you to spin up a free three node replica perfect for learning and prototyping there’s no need for you to enter a credit card which means you can start writing your code against MongoDB in minutes MongoDB Atlas is the easiest way for you to run MongoDB with security database best practices and high availability baked in when you’re ready to scale up you can launch a custom cluster with a configurable disk size speed and provision I ops all this is available with a few simple clicks of your mouse or a call to our API so let’s take a quick look at how you can sign up and launch your free m0 cluster if you’re an existing Atlas user there’s no need for you to sign up for a new account just follow the directions after if you’re new to Atlas we’ll start by going to MongoDB comm slash cloud slash Atlas in our browser and then clicking on getting started so we start off with the simple stuff here adding our email address and coming up with a complex password our account creation tool helps out with this complexity remember that by default will also add a username and password to log into our database this will be separated now let’s agree to the Terms of Service but clicking the check box and now we’re ready to click continue and move forward with our new Atlas account creation we’re now prompted for some basic contact info this contact information can be used to notify you of potential problems new features and alerts related to your cluster once we’ve finished filling out our personal details we’ll go ahead and start to name our group your group will manage your MongoDB deployments you can give other Atlas users access to your group allowing them to log into the group and manage your deployments for security and auditing reasons you cannot use a name that you’ve used earlier nor can your groups name be changed so be certain that this is the correct name you’d like to use you’ll be limited to just one m0 cluster for your group so let’s go ahead and name our group and we’ll just call it J demo and let’s add something silly like maybe potato and then click continue now that we’ve created a group it’s time to go ahead and name our cluster we’ll name our cluster J easy enough and then we’ll scroll down and we’ll see that there are all these different options but there’s a new one DM 0 the M 0 is our new free offering that allows you to get started without having to enter a credit card pretty simple so then we’ll scroll down and we’ll remember that we need to add a username and password so I’ll just use J and we’ve got this auto-generate secure password you can use that to create any number of very secure passwords that are complex and click copy and save that you can also use custom passwords if you decide to so before we go ahead and click launch let’s go ahead and look at what we’re going to get so the region is going to be by default US East one that’s our default for this our RAM is shared our disk storage is a total of 512 megabytes you get a default replication factor of three and one shard there is no backup available if you’d like to upgrade you can launch a new cluster not a problem and then just migrate your data over so let’s go ahead and click confirm and deploy and we’ll confirm we’re not a robot the process to create your cluster will take about five to ten minutes you can use this time to go ahead and maybe configure your whitelist or maybe get a cup of coffee regardless when you’re done you’ll be able to start building your application at no cost to you if you’re running into any Atlas issues contact our support team at any time click the support link in the lower left of your Atlas interface or go to MongoDB comm slash contact thanks for watching

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