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Version: v2.x

Creating projects

Available on: Cloud


You can create a new Hasura Cloud project with either a new Postgres database, or an existing Postgres database with a publicly available IP address.

Step 1: Project setup

To begin, navigate to the Projects page, and click the New Project link.

This opens a form on the right where you can create your new project.

Choose a pricing plan and select a region for your project.

Create new project in Hasura Console

Once you have completed the project setup, click Create Project.

Step 2: Database setup

Once created, you can specify a new name for your Project if you want.

Then to get started, Click Launch Console to open the Hasura console in your browser.

database setup with new database

On the Hasura console, navigate to Data -> Manage -> Connect Database:

Connect or create a new database

Hasura Cloud does not host databases, but does provide integrations with which you can connect databases including from many 3rd party managed cloud providers. Check out a list of supported databases here.

To get started with a demo database, choose Create Heroku Database -> Create Database, and follow the prompts to authenticate with Heroku. Hasura Cloud will integrate with your Heroku account and manage the initial setup of a dev-tier Postgres instance. You can always upgrade the instance and manage options later through your Heroku account.

database setup with existing

Existing database

To use an existing database, choose Connect existing database and enter your database connection URL and enter your database connection string (looks like postgres://username:pa[email protected]:port/dbname).

database setup with new database

Note You can connect to databases either using env vars or by using their raw connection string/parameters. It is recommended to use env vars for better security (as connection details are part of Hasura metadata) as well as to allow configuring different databases in different environments (like staging/production) easily.

Allowing connections from Hasura Cloud IP

For some cloud services, like GCP, you'll need to adjust your Postgres connection settings to allow connections from the Hasura Cloud IP address. You can copy the IP address from the copy icon in the Hasura Cloud IP field on the project's details view.

Hasura Cloud IP field
whitelist Hasura instance IP in Postgres settings

Postgres requirements

Hasura GraphQL engine supports all supported versions of Postgres per the public documentation.

Make sure your database user has the right Postgres permissions.

Connecting to a database not exposed over the internet

Contact us for VPC peering and on-premise solutions.

More databases

Support for more databases is coming soon. Stay up to date with supported databases here.