Create a TiDB cluster

This tutorial guides you through signing up and creating a TiDB cluster.

  1. Sign up and log in to TiDB Cloud.

    Visit https://tidbcloud.com/signup to sign up for a TiDB Cloud account.

    If you have already signed up, visit https://tidbcloud.com and log in either using your registered email and password, or Google account.

  2. Use your default project or create a new project.

    If you are an organization owner, once you log in to TiDB Cloud, you have a default project. If you do not want to use the default project, you can take the following steps to create a new one:

    1. Click the account name in the upper-right corner of the window.

    2. Click Preferences.

      The Project tab is displayed by default.

    3. Click Create New Project.

    If you are an organization member, you can only access the specific projects to which your organization owner invited you, and you cannot create new projects. To check which project you belong to, take these steps:

    1. Click the account name in the upper-right corner of the window.

    2. Click Preferences.

      The Project tab is displayed by default.

  3. Click Create a Cluster, set a Cluster Name and a Root Password.

  4. Confirm your Cloud Provider and select Region.

  5. Select Cluster Tier and the number of nodes.

    The selected cluster tier will determine the throughput and performance of your clusters. Once created, you cannot change the cluster tier.

    1. Select Cluster Tier from the following options.

      Note:

      Free trial users for TiDB Cloud Public Preview can select only the T3.standard cluster tier. See Select Your Cluster Tier for details.

      • T3.standard

        Default recommended setup for general Online Transactional Processing (OLTP) production environments.

      • H3.standard

        Hybrid Transaction/Analytical Processing (HTAP) cluster setup to store both transactional and analytical data in the same cluster, with real time replication between the row store and columnar store. This cluster consists of TiKV and TiFlash, a columnar storage designed for analytical processing.

    2. Select the number of nodes by clicking the plus or the minus sign.

      Note:

      Free trial users cannot increase or decrease number of nodes.

  6. Click Submit.

    Your TiDB Cloud cluster will be created in approximately 5-15 minutes.