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Request a free trial account
GOV.UK PaaS offers a 3 month trial period with a set of basic features and a capped quota of compute and storage.
During this period you can test the majority of the features, including:
- managing user accounts
- creating and managing environments
- deploying and running apps
- using trial-sized editions of our backing services
Keep in mind that you can’t use the trial version of the platform for production or live services.
When you request an account you can invite as many team members as you need and choose the ones who’ll be in charge of managing users. They’ll be able to request more user accounts, including ones for external suppliers, and assign roles and permissions.
Push your first app
Once we set up your account and you have installed the Cloud Foundry CLI, you can access GOV.UK PaaS, set a password and start using the platform straight away. Our get started guide will help you deploy a static site to test your connection and then push some sample code, use the marketplace to request backing services like databases, and set up multiple environments and a development pipeline.
Support during your trial
Start using a paid quota
To access full platform features or to use GOV.UK PaaS for production or live services, you will need to be on a paid quota.
To start using a paid quota, your department will need to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Government Digital Service. Contact us to find out if your department has signed an MOU, or to get a copy.
Once your department has signed an MOU, you will need to:
- add a Billing Manager to your GOV.UK PaaS organisation, who can authorise and manage payment for the service
- email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the upgrade, copying in your Billing Manager