In this article, you can read about Umbraco Cloud and how to get started.
Umbraco Cloud Overview
Umbraco Cloud is a great way to work with your favorite CMS. Built on the Microsoft Azure Cloud and encompassing web standard approaches, Umbraco Cloud is familiar to Umbraco's new and old users. With Umbraco Cloud, there are no limits to what you can accomplish - literally anything you can do with Umbraco and web technology you can do with Umbraco Cloud.
Umbraco Cloud takes care of installation, infrastructure, and security. Umbraco also provides you the tools to work with your project in the Cloud or locally by cloning the project down to your PC or Mac.
When you are ready to show your work to the world, Umbraco Cloud provides a safe deployment mechanism that let's you publish to the web. When you have changes or updates to your site, Umbraco Cloud follows the process of moving, testing, and deploying your changes to your public site.
With all the success you will have building your site with Umbraco Cloud, you will want to add more using the same account and team members all from a single place. Learn more and sign up for Umbraco Cloud.
Umbraco Cloud Plans
Umbraco Cloud offers shared hosting in 3 different plans:
You can learn more about quotas that are put in place in order to ensure stability of your website.
Umbraco Cloud Project
The easiest way to get started with an Umbraco Cloud project is to take a 14-day free trial. The project is automatically created, and you are ready to get started within a few minutes.
Since we set-up the entire project, we recommend that you get to know your project before you start building. Once the project has been set up, you can choose to either start with a blank slate or go for a Starter kit, which will install a full template site for you.
To start working with and building your site, you can either work directly in the backoffice on the Cloud environment or you can clone down the project to your local machine - for Mac users, see Working with UaaS-Cli.
Umbraco Cloud Portal Project
To create a project in Umbraco Cloud Portal:
Log in to the Umbraco Cloud Portal with your credentials.
Click Create New Project.
Select Umbraco Cloud from the list of projects.
Choose a Plan Selection as per your choice.
In the Project Information page, enter the following details:
- Enter the Project Name.
- Choose an owner from the drop-down list.
- Choose a Region from the drop-down list.
- Select I want to create an Umbraco 9 project.
- Select I have read and agree to the terms and conditions and the Data Processing Agreement.
Click Create Project.
Naming a Project
When you create a:
- Trial project for the first time - a unique project name will be generated for you.
- Project from the Umbraco Cloud Portal - you will get to choose a name for the project.
For version 9: To rename the project file and folder, see the Renaming the Project file and folder article. For version 8 and below: You can at any time change the name of your project by using the Rename project option from the Settings menu.
An Umbraco Cloud project name is unique, which means if a project with the name you choose already exists, you will need to choose another name before you can create the project.
Different ways to start an Umbraco Cloud project
You might not always want to start your Umbraco Cloud project with a clean slate. Perhaps you have an already existing site that you want to move on to the Cloud. For this purpose, we've created a Migration guide that you can follow in order to successfully move your project to Umbraco Cloud.
If you are creating several similar projects, we have a feature called Baselines that lets you create new projects based on existing Umbraco Cloud projects.