# Create a free trial deployment

For first-time EMQ X Cloud customers, we have an opportunity for you to create a free trial deployment of up to 30 days in length. The free trial deployment is an ideal way for you to learn and explore the features of EMQ X Cloud. Before creating a free trial deployment, you need to understand that the free trial has the following restrictions.

  • 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.

  • Maximum 1000 client connections for the basic plan, maximum 5000 client connections for professional plan

  • 100 GB free traffic per month.

  • Use all EMQ X features such as rule engine, monitoring management, etc.

  • 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 (cloud@emqx.io) to get in touch with us.

  • The basic plan does not support custom TLS/SSL and VPC Peering.

  • Deployment has active client connections within 7 days.

    If the deployment has no active connections for 7 days we will temporarily stop your free trial deployment. You can start your free trial deployment again by logging into the EMQ X Cloud console.

# Start creating a free trial deployment

  1. Login to EMQ X Cloud Console (opens new window)

    log_in

  2. Click the Create Deployment button

    console

  3. Select create free trial under basic plan

    free_trial

  4. Review the EMQ X Cloud Standard Terms of Service and Free Trial Declaration Terms.

    freetrial_term

  5. Wait for 5 ~ 10 minutes until the deployment status is running

    free_trial_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

  1. 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:

    ProtocolPort
    MQTT11xxx
    MQTT over TLS11xxx
    WebSockets8083
    WebSockets over TLS8084

    connections

  2. Add client authentication information.

    Click the EMQ X Dashboard button on the deployment details page, you will enter the EMQ X Dashboard, and click the Users & ACL menu on the left

    add_users

  3. Connect to free trial deployment with MQTT X EMQ X Cloud recommends using MQTT X (opens new window) to test the connection.

    • MQTT connection

      mqttx_mqtts

    • WebSockets connection

      mqttx_ws

  4. Use SDK or other tools to connect to the free trial deployments