Start with a template

Create a new project from a template

In the previous step, you set up a free trial account with Platform.sh. Now you have access to the Platform.sh management console.

From here you can create projects, adjust account settings, and a lot more that you will explore throughout these Getting Started guides.

Since you do not yet have any projects on Platform.sh, the first thing you will see when you sign in is a workflow for creating a new project.

  1. Name your project

    Give your project a name like My First Project and then click Next.

  2. Set code base

    Now you will be able to see the large collection of Platform.sh's supported templates. There are several types of templates available, including simple language-specific examples, ready-to-use frameworks you can build upon, and full installed applications you can start using immediately after installation.

    If you are more comfortable with a particular language, click the dropdown labeled All languages. Select a language and the template list will update.

    Select a template and click Next.

  3. Plan size

    The management console gives you the option of setting your plan size from the very beginning, but you can always upgrade your plan later on as well.

    For now, select the Development plan size and click Next.

  4. Project region

    The last step for setting up a new project is to configure its region, which corresponds with the data center where your project will live.

    Select the region that most closely matches where most of your traffic will come from and click Next.

With these few selections Platform.sh will create the project and build the template in less than two minutes.