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Setting Up Your Account

This is a quick start guide is intended to help account admins set up their IBM Cloud™ environment. If you opted for our manage hosting services for your IBM Cloud. You will receive an email from us.

IBM Cloud has three different account types: Lite, Pay-As-You-Go, and Subscription. You get a free Lite account as soon as you sign up. Pay-As-You-Go and Subscription are our billable account options, each offering different features.

Lite Account 

We could sign you up for a Lite account to start building your apps and exploring services with select free Lite plans, which are displayed with a Lite tag Lite tag in the IBM Cloud console. Your Lite account doesn't expire and your credit card isn't required. You have access to a single resource group that's created for you and named Default. All of your service's instances that are managed by IBM Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) are automatically added to this resource group. You can update the name of this resource group at any time

Subscription Account  

With a Subscription account, you can create multiple resource groups to easily manage quota and view billing usage for a set of resources. You commit to a minimum spending amount each month and receive a subscription discount that is applied to that minimum charge.  For example, if you commit to spend $100 a month for 6 months, you can get a discount.  Because of our relationship with IBM we can offer you a good deal compared if you were to speak with IBM directly because we are an IBM partner. 

To get started please go to our contact page to inquire with one of our IBM Cloud specialists. 

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