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.
You will first be given the option of creating a
New Projectthat is empty (one that you can migrate your own code base to), or to
Use a Template. Select the
Use a Templateoption, and then click
Give your project a name like
My First Project.
In the next field, you have the option to configure the project's 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
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 setapplications 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
You can find the source code for all Platform.sh templates in the GitHub Templates Organization
Plan & Pricing
Under your free trial, your project will be created under a "Development" plan size. The management console will tell you how many users, development environments, and the price of that plan after your trial has completed. After you have read through the features, click
With these few selections Platform.sh will create the project and build the template in less than two minutes.