Deploy Hasura

Let's start by deploying Hasura.

One-click deployment on Hasura Cloud

The fastest way to try out Hasura is via Hasura Cloud. Hasura Cloud gives you a scalable, highly available, globally distributed, fully managed, secure GraphQL API as a service!

Click on the following button to create a new project on Hasura Cloud:

Note: It is free to signup and no credit card is required.

Once you register and sign in, you should see the following welcome screen and a new Hasura project will be created automatically for you:

Hasura Cloud Welcome Page

Once the project is initialised, you can click on Launch Console button on the pop up screen. If you already have a Hasura Cloud account before, you can manually create a new project by clicking on the + New Project action at the top, followed by Launch Console.

Hasura Console

This will open up Hasura Console for your project. It should look something like this:

Hasura Console

The next step is to connect the database to Hasura. We can make use of Neon's free Postgres database tier to set this up. Head to the Data tab on the Console and click on Connect Database.

We have two options to connect a database:

  • Connect an existing database
  • Create a new database (free)

To quickstart this process, we are going to create a new Postgres DB from scratch using Neon Postgres. Click on Create New Database (Free) tab. In this tab, you now have an option to click on the Connect Neon Database button. Note that Neon gives you 3 free Posgres database instances.

Create Neon Database

After logging in to Neon and clicking on Create Neon Database, Hasura Cloud will perform the following for you:

  • Create a Postgres database on Neon
  • Fetch database URL that you can use to configure Hasura

It will take a few seconds to connect to Neon Postgres and initialise. Once the connection is established, you will be taken to the Data Manager page on the Console, listing the database that we just connected.

Neon database created

You can also manage the project from the Hasura Cloud Dashboard.

Hasura Cloud Project Page

Great! You have now deployed Hasura, connected a database and have the admin console ready to get started!

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