How do I create an instance?

Create a DB instance for your microservices

Create an Instance

To get started with Services, you'll need to generate a DB instance to house them. All DB instances on Buildable are free to create and securely powered by MongoDB Atlas. To create your first instance, simply head to the Services tab of the dashboard and click on the 'Create an instance' button in the middle of the screen.

When you create an instance, we take the luxury of creating your first Service for you, called Users, which you'll see populated in the Services table once your instance is finished setting up. The Users Services is a powerful one that is relevant for almost all types of applications that require User objects.

A Buildable developer creating a DB instance

The Users Service also pairs nicely with Buildable's Instant Authentication feature, which you learn more about in the Function section: