# Get Started with EMQ X Cloud
Welcome to EMQ X Cloud! EMQ X Cloud is the first fully hosted MQTT 5.0 public cloud service in the world. With the support of EMQ X Cloud, you can create an EMQ X cluster on the cloud and use all the features of EMQ X Enterprise Edition. This allows you to spend more time on business connections and less time for EMQ X operation, maintenance, and management. This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating and connecting to EMQ X Cloud deployment. Before starting, let's review some core concepts and phrases:
Deployment: EMQ X Enterprise cluster hosted on EMQ X Cloud
Basic Plan: Single node version of EMQ X Enterprise
Professional Plan: An EMQ X Enterprise Edition cluster with separate networks, instances, and load balancing
If you have not yet created an account for EMQ X Cloud, the following steps will guide you through the creation of your account. You can also skip this step to view the console quick guide.
# Register Guide
Start at the EMQ X Cloud sign up page
Enter your personal information:
- Country / Region
Sign Upto register to create your account. EMQ X Cloud will automatically send a confirmation email to the email address you provided.
- Click on the link in the confirmation email to verify your new account. The link will verify your account and redirect you to the login page.
- Now you are ready to log in to EMQ X Cloud.
If you've already registered an account, you could log in by the following steps:
- Go to EMQ X Cloud login page.
- Enter your email and password.
Sign into direct to the EMQ X Cloud page.
If you forget your password, you could click on
Forget your password and enter your email address, we will send a verification email to your mailbox.
You can click Get back Password in the verification email to create a new password, then you will be redirected to the login page. Enter the new password, and select
# Console Guide
You can follow these steps shown below to quickly complete the EMQ X Cloud Console Guide.
Visit EMQ X Cloud console (opens new window) and create a free trial deployment
Visit Authentication & ACL page to add authentication information
Click the menu on the left to get the deployment connection information and ports
Use the MQTT client or SDK that you are familiar with to connect to the deployment