I’m a big fan of a Google Cloud Platform and I was studying alone with this and I thought to write a series of blog posts with regard to this great Cloud Platform and this is how we can get started with Google Cloud Platform. In this post I’m planing to show you how you can create a Google Cloud Account and get started with this platform.
If you are pretty interested with this cloud platform you can Sign Up and get $300 to spend on Google Cloud Platform over next 12 months. I will discuss what more on the infrastructure and it’s components later and let’s see how we can sign up with this Cloud Platform and get start our work.
To begin with Google Cloud Platform click on the above Sign Up button, you can try it for free and you will get $300 for next 12 months. The good thing about this is you will not be automatically charged at the end of your free time period. So I encourage you to go and try it out!
Select your country and accept the email notification settings and “Google Cloud Platform Free Trial Terms of Service.”
Provide the Billing and contact details. Don’t worry you won’t be charged and this this is to ensure that you are a human and active card, it will charge a small amount of money and will refund in a minute. Also select the Account type for a “Business or Individual” use.
You will see the Welcome message as a pop-up
You will be redirected to the “Getting Started” page and use the”Hamburger Menu” to see the full menu
Create a Project to started with Google Cloud Platform
First and foremost you need to create a project click on small drop down icon to open the projects and create a new project using “NEW PROJECT” option. I have already created a project for some API work, you will not see any projects at first time.
Provide a Project name and a Project ID, it should be a unique value if your Project Name is not available as the Project ID it will randomly generated an ID. You can specify an organization if available
This is my Project ID, I don’t have an Organization, if you are done with the project click on “CREATE” to complete the project creation
You can see the status of a task from the small “Bell” icon
Now you can select the created Project
Your Project dashboard would look like this
You can customize the dashboard widgets using CUSTOMIZE option
Enable and disable the widgets easily with small slider button
You can set the Project Access permissions using “IAM & admin” option also you can pin the important menu Items to the top of the main menu using small pin icon
Permissions can be granted in IAM menu I will talk about this in detail later
All the activities can be seen in the “ACTIVITY” menu of the dashboard
Google Cloud Platform has it’s own cloud shell which you can interact with your browser, we’ll see in detail later
Also, you can download the Google Cloud Console Mobile App and access your console while you are on the go. A great feature!
This is just the overview of the Google Cloud Platform Console and how you can get started with this platform I will talk about in detail about other features and configuration later.
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