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Creating Your Cluster

Instantly provision a free Elasticsearch cluster for testing and development.

Creating a new Elasticsearch cluster on Bonsai is as simple as a few clicks. During signup, you'll be presented with a simple form to create your first Trial cluster. All you need to do is supply a name and pick a region. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/jMZU5ZWpRgaW6n4chsFC_create-first-cluster.png", "create-first-cluster.png", "1300", "728", "#35a2d7", "" ] } ] } [/block] ## Cluster Name The cluster name is a label for you to help identify and distinguish between different applications and environments. It's also used as part of the cluster's unique hostname, further helping to keep your clusters properly organized in your application's config files. ## Cluster Region We manage our infrastructure on Amazon Web Services, and run clusters in several of their regions. As of this writing, there are four regions eligible to create your first Trial cluster. However, subsequent production clusters are available in any AWS region, depending on the plan level. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/ucH9e888T3yYkeBJnpc1_cluster-manage.png", "cluster-manage.png", "1300", "728", "#072d35", "" ] } ] } [/block] Congratulations! Your Elasticsearch cluster is up and running. Next we'll look at how you can [configure a connection to Elasticsearch](/docs/connecting-to-elasticsearch) and start using it to index your data.