To start using Exoscale’s services you will need the following:

  • An account
  • Some credit on the account

Then you will be able to start an instance of your favorite OS, deploy an application, store some data on our Simple Object Storage and even manage your DNS settings.

Minimum Credit

In order to start an instance, your account needs to have enough credit to run the instance for 3 days. For example, a “Tiny” Linux instance requires a minimum credit of 3 CHF to start.

You will receive an email notification when your instances’ usage are decreasing your credit under 15 CHF.

Trial Credit

When there is enough capacity on our Compute platform, a trial credit is offered to new accounts.

Instance Limit

A limit of 20 instances is in place. If you need to run more than 20 instances, please contact our Help Desk. If you’re using Trial credit, the limit is reduced to 2 instances.

API Keys

API Keys (and API Endpoints) allow you to access all services on the Exoscale platform programmatically.

On Exoscale you have two types of API Keys:

Account registration

To register your account, go to our account registration page.

Account registration form

Account Activation

You should receive an email asking you to activate your account. Account activation message

If you registered with Trial credit, a phone validation is performed. You will need to enter your phone number in your profile details, and an automatic phone call will give you a validation code.

To finish activating it, you need to add some credit. Account pending validation

Add credit to your account

On the left side of your browser window, you’ll find the main menu bar, where you can find a link to our products, to your account, and to our support. Clicking on one of the icons will display a sub-menu to access the different sections:

  1. Compute: manage your instances, Security Groups, SSH Keys, …
  2. Storage: manage your buckets and your objects
  3. DNS: manage your Domains and their Records
  4. IAM: manage your API keys and associated rights (Identity Access Management)
  5. DBaaS: manage data infrastructure like RDBMS databases, message brokers, queues, log indexing and related dashboard systems

Account Menu

From this menu, you can update your profile, set up 2-factor authentication, view and renew your API keys, and change your account preferences.

In the sub-menu, you can access your credit and subscriptions, check your billing information, your invoices and your organizations

Support Menu

This is where you can view your existing support tickets or create new ones.

New support ticket