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Google Compute Engine

Sign Up for Google Compute Engine

  1. Sign in to your Google account. If you don't already have one, sign up for an account.
  2. Go to the Google Developers Console.
  3. Select your desired project to enable Google Compute Engine. If you want to create a new project, click Create Project.
  4. Click on APIs & auth > APIs from the left-hand menu.
  5. Look for Google Compute Engine in the list. If the STATUS column says OFF, click on the OFF button to enable the API. This will change the button to ON. If the button is already ON, you can skip this step.

    Status button that indicates if the API is enabled

  6. Follow the prompts to set up billing. Google Compute Engine will prompt you to set up billing before you can use the service. It is not possible to use Google Compute Engine without activating billing.

That's it! You can now start using Google Compute Engine.

Using Google Compute Engine

Now that you are signed up with Google Compute Engine, you can: