# Create a free trial deployment
For users who use EMQ X Cloud for the first time, we have prepared an opportunity for you to create a free trial deployment for up to 7 days. 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 limitations:
Free trial up to 7 days.
If you need to extend the free trial period, you can submit a ticket or email (email@example.com) to get in touch with us
For ordinary users, it allows up to 25 client connections.
Use EMQ X's own functions such as rule engine and monitoring management.
Supports MQTT, WebSockets protocol connections.
If you need other protocol support, you can submit a ticket or send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get in touch with us
# Start creating a free trial deployment
# 1. Login to EMQ X Cloud Console (opens new window)
# 2. Click the Create Deployment button
# 3. Choose a free trial cloud platform
# 4. Click to deploy now, and agree to EMQ X standard terms of service and free trial statement
# 5. Wait for 5 ~ 10 minutes until the deployment status is running
# Connect to your free trial deployment
Before connecting to your free trial deployment, you need to wait for the free trial deployment status chaning 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:
# 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 Authentication and ACL menu on the left
# 3.Connect to free trial deployment with MQTT X
EMQ X Cloud recommends using MQTT X (opens new window) to test the connection to the free trial.