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Try Engine Yard Risk-Free

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to deploy your web or mobile apps? Is your current cloud provider not able to scale and meet your needs? Is demand for your applications growing rapidly but you don’t have the technical resources or knowledge to scale or manage operations? See how Engine Yard can help.

What you get in the trial

  • One or more high CPU medium compute instances for up to 500 hours (in a pre-selected region) or for six (6) calendar months, whichever comes first
  • Staging, production or custom environments for PHP, Ruby and Node.js applications
  • An easy to use dashboard to scale easily to meet the demands of your applications
  • Automatic snapshots of applications and backups of databases for your protection

How to get started

  • Create a trial account here. Enter your name and email address
  • You will receive an email from us with a link. Clicking on that link will validate your email address and take you to what we call the ‘trial landing page’
  • Click on ‘start trial’
  • Enter your credit card information. Your card will be validated with a small reserve but it will NOT be charged during your trial. Once you choose to upgrade to a full account, your credit card information will be used to bill your usage from that point on. (Note that you can bypass entering credit card data for the trial with a promo code provided by Engine Yard staff)
  • Enjoy the trial -- to help you get started, our trial UI includes integrated step-by-step instructions and explanations as you go. You can turn these instructions on/off as needed

Points to note

  • Using more than one medium compute instance will reduce your trial hours. For example, if you use two (2) medium instances, your trial will reduce to 250 hours. If you use three (3) instances, your trial will reduce to 166 hours
  • Stop your instances when they are not in use else you will end up consuming your hours. You may boot your servers back up at anytime
  • You have the ability to upgrade to a full Engine Yard account at anytime during the trial to get access to the full range of server sizes, regions and add-ons
  • We also offer coached deployments, “hands on sessions with our deployment engineers”, for applications that meet certain criteria. E-mail if you are interested and we will be in touch to learn more about your application

How we stay in touch during the trial

  • We want to make sure your experience is a good one! We offer a variety of ways to reach us. Feel free to use Live Chat or IRC < #engineyard> to speak to a deployment engineer or submit a support ticket
  • We will stay in touch with you via email during your trial to make sure your app is running smoothly. We will remind you when your trial is 75% and 90% complete as well as inform you when your trial has expired
  • All your data will be kept safe for up to 90 days in case you choose not to upgrade to a full account immediately after your trial expires

What you get when you upgrade to a full account

  • Provisioning of different instance sizes such as small, medium, large, extra large, etc. so that you can meet the needs of your application
  • Deployment to regions globally to maintain proximity to your users
  • Built in high availability and failover capabilities to protect from unseen issues
  • Ability to upgrade to Premium or Managed Support for proactive handling of issues, alerting and round the clock access to our Support experts
  • Access to a wide variety of add-ons such New Relic,, SendGrid to extend the functionality of your apps

Watch our Product Tour to see Engine Yard in action