If you have an existing MongoDB database or connection, scroll to the bottom of this section and skip to the next lesson.
In this exercise, you’ll set up MongoDB Atlas using the free M0 service tier.
The setup process consists of registering with the MongoDB Atlas service and configuring a cluster.
When registering with the service, you must provide an email address, first name, last name, and password. When setting up the cluster, you must select a cloud provider and region.
Review the terms, and then return to the Get started free form.
6. The website will ask to choose a cluster. Choose Starter Clusters and click on Create a cluster.
You should also receive a welcome email, which confirms that you’re registered with MongoDB Atlas and includes a link for logging onto the service.
When the process is complete, you’ll be taken to the Clusters page, which includes a listing for your new cluster, as shown in the following figure.
The cluster information includes the service level, cloud provider, and region, along with details about operations, connections and logical size, all of which currently show zero amounts.