Set up your PlanetScale account

The first step in using PlanetScale is to create an account.


In this guide, we’ll begin your journey into PlanetScale by creating an account and exploring the PlanetScale dashboard.

Create an account

Creating a PlanetScale account is straightforward. Navigate to the sign up page and provide an email address and password. Accept the Terms of Service and click "Sign up".

The completed sign up screen on PlanetScale

You can also sign up using any existing GitHub account by clicking "Continue with GitHub".

Once you complete the form, you’ll be redirected to a page stating your email address needs to be verified.

The email verification notice.

The email will contain a link you can click to verify that you own the address. Click the "Confirm email" button.

An example of the confirmation email sent by PlanetScale.

Once you confirm, you’ll be prompted to log in. You will then be presented with a step-by-step guide explaining the core concepts of PlanetScale. Feel free to step through the on-screen guide, or move down to the Next steps section for a comprehensive guide on either creating a new database.

The 'Welcome to PlanetScale' landing page.

Next steps

Now that you have an account set up, the next step to setting up PlanetScale is by creating a database.

Need help?

Get help from the PlanetScale Support team, or join our GitHub discussion board to see how others are using PlanetScale.

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