Quickstart

This page guides you through creating and connecting to a Ubicloud managed PostgreSQL instance.

Ubicloud PostgreSQL is in public preview; and it will give you the following benefits depending on the context.

  • 3x lower costs than comparable public cloud solutions
  • Available on Hetzner data centers
  • Source open under the Elastic V2 license, if you choose to manage Ubicloud Managed PostgreSQL yourself

Sign up and sign in

The first time you use Ubiclould, you'll need to create a new account: https://console.ubicloud.com/create-account. Once you do that and sign in, you’ll be directed to Ubicloud’s home page.

Enter billing details

Ubicloud requires an active, valid credit card on file before you can create resources. This is primarily a means to prevent abuse and to ensure that we can collect payment at the end of the month.

From the navigation menu on the left, choose "Billing". Then, enter your credit card information.

Create managed PostgreSQL

Navigate to PostgreSQL Service: From the left menu on the dashboard, select the "PostgreSQL" option.

Create PostgreSQL Database: Click on the "+ New PostgreSQL database" button. This will take you to a new page where you can select the instance type based on your needs.

Instance Configuration: Type the desired database server name and choose the desired instance type. You don't need to set anything else. A secure password will be automatically generated.

Instance Creation: After selecting the instance type, click the "Create" button. Your managed PostgreSQL instance will be set up and ready for use in a few minutes.

Connect to managed PostgreSQL

Get Connection Details: Once your PostgreSQL instance is ready, go to the database details view to find the connection string. The connection string will be masked. You can reveal it or copy it to your clipboard directly.

Use Connection String: You can use "psql" or any other database client to establish a connection to your PostgreSQL instance.

Ubicloud Managed PostgreSQL provides superuser access to users. This connection string is for accessing the database as a superuser. You can use it to create new users.