# Create a free trial deployment
For first-time EMQX Cloud customers, we have an opportunity for you to create a free trial deployment of up to 14 days in length. The free trial deployment is an ideal way for you to learn and explore the features of EMQX Cloud. Before creating a free trial deployment, you need to understand that the free trial has the following restrictions.
Duration： Free trial up to 14 days.
To extend your free trial, you can submit a ticket or contact us by email to get in touch with us.
Specification： 1000 client connections for the standard plan and 5000 client connections for the professional plan.
Traffic： 100 GB free traffic per month.
Features： All features included such as Data Integrations, monitoring management, etc.
Protocol： Support for MQTT, WebSockets, MQTT over TLS/SSL, WebSockets over TLS protocol connections.
For additional protocol support, you can submit a ticket or send email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get in touch with us.
Usage Term： If there is no connection for 5 consecutive days during your trial period, the trial deployment will be stopped automatically. You can start your free trial deployment again by logging into the EMQX Cloud console.
# Start creating a free trial deployment
create free trialunder standard plan
Review the EMQX Cloud Standard Terms of Service and Free Trial Declaration Terms.
Wait for 5 ~ 10 minutes until the deployment status is running
# Connect to your free trial deployment
Before connecting to your free trial deployment, you need to wait for the deployment status changed from pending to running
Get free trial connection information.
Click the free trial deployment to be connected, and you will enter the deployment details page. The corresponding ports of the protocol are as follows:
Protocol Port MQTT 1xxxx MQTT over TLS 1xxxx WebSockets 8083 WebSockets over TLS 8084
Add client authentication information.
Click the EMQX Dashboard button on the deployment details page, you will enter the EMQX Dashboard, and click the Users & ACL menu on the left
Connect to free trial deployment with MQTT X EMQX Cloud recommends using MQTT X (opens new window) to test the connection.