Get started with GOV.UK PaaS

Evaluate GOV.UK PaaS

If you’re considering cloud-based solutions for your web app, GOV.UK PaaS offers a trial period with a set of basic features and a capped quota of compute and storage. Keep in mind that you can’t use the trial version of the platform for production or live services.

Check the features

Make sure we currently support the language, framework and backing services you need. Our roadmap lists the features planned for release in the coming months.

Request an account

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 in trial mode

Check the documentation to troubleshoot common problems. If you can’t find a solution our team can help during office hours. Contact us through our support page.

Increase your quota

If you decide to increase your quota and make full use of the platform on a paid basis, 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:

Request an account