To sign up, all you need is an email address:
- Go to our Elastic Cloud Trial page.
- Enter your email address and click Start Free Trial. Make sure you’ve read through our terms of service.
- Check your mailbox and click on the link in the email. If you haven’t received the email within a few minutes, check your spam folder.
- When prompted, set the password for your account and keep it somewhere safe.
You are ready to create your first deployment.
Your 14-day trial deployment includes a free deployment with the latest Elasticsearch and Kibana versions, security features, machine learning, and much more.
Let Kibana, our open-source visualization tool, show you how to get your data into Elasticsearch and then query, analyze, and visualize it. You can use any of the popular, official plugins that we include, the X-Pack security and monitoring features, and much more.
Older versions of Elasticsearch include additional dashboards that we host for you. For newer versions, such as Elasticsearch 6.x, we recommend that you use Kibana.
A credit card is optional for the trial and can be added later. If all you want to do is try out Elasticsearch and Kibana, the trial includes more than enough to get you started.
Some of the more powerful features can be used effectively only when you add a credit card. For example: If you want to use a larger deployment size that is greyed out in the UI or if you want to upload a custom plugin, you need to add a credit card and start paying for Elastic Cloud.
Trials get converted to paid subscriptions and billing starts when you add a credit card. If you want to maximize your trial, make sure to add your credit card near the end of the trial period. You can check your account activity and billing history to see your charges, and you can delete a deployment to stop any further charges for it.