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Oracle Cloud Free Tier

Build, test, and deploy applications on Oracle Cloud—for free.

What's included with Oracle Cloud Free Tier?

Always Free services

Services you can use for an unlimited time.

  • Two Oracle Autonomous Databases with powerful tools like Oracle APEX and Oracle SQL Developer
  • Two AMD Compute VMs
  • Up to 4 instances of ARM Ampere A1 Compute with 3,000 OCPU hours and 18,000 GB hours per month
  • Block, Object, and Archive Storage; Load Balancer and data egress; Monitoring and Notifications

Start with a US$300 cloud credit

You’ll have 30 days to use it—in addition to Always Free services.

  • Access to a wide range of Oracle Cloud services for 30 days, including Databases, Analytics, Compute, and Container Engine for Kubernetes
  • Up to eight instances across all available services
  • Up to 5 TB of storage

What are Always Free services?


  • 2 AMD based Compute VMs with 1/8 OCPU** and 1 GB memory each
  • Arm-based Ampere A1 cores and 24 GB of memory usable as 1 VM or up to 4 VMs with 3,000 OCPU hours and 18,000 GB hours per month
  • 2 Block Volumes Storage, 200 GB total
  • 10 GB Object Storage – Standard
  • 10 GB Object Storage – Infrequent Access
  • 10 GB Archive Storage
  • Resource Manager: managed Terraform
  • 5 OCI Bastions


  • Your choice of Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, Autonomous Data Warehouse, Autonomous JSON Database, or APEX Application Development. Two databases total, each with 1 OCPU** and 20 GB storage.
  • NoSQL Database with 133 million reads per month, 133 million writes per month, 25 GB storage per table, up to 3 tables.


  • Monitoring: 500 million ingestion datapoints, 1 billion retrieval datapoints
  • Application Performance Monitoring: 1000 tracing events and 10 Synthetic runs per hour
  • Logging: 10 GB per month
  • Notifications: 1 million sent through https per month, 1000 sent through email per month
  • Service Connector Hub: 2 service connectors

Additional services

  • Flexible Load Balancer: 1 instance, 10 Mbps
  • Flexible Network Load Balancer
  • Outbound Data Transfer: 10 TB per month
  • Virtual Cloud Networks (VCN): Maximum of 2 VCNs, includes IPv4 and IPv6 support
  • VCN Flow Logs: Up to 10 GB per month shared across OCI Logging services
  • Site-to-Site VPN: 50 IPSec connections
  • Content Management Starter Edition: 5000 assets per month
  • Certificates: 5 Private CA and 150 private TLS certificates
  • Email Delivery: 3,000 emails sent per month

Get started with tutorials that can run on Always Free tier

Developer Tutorials show you how to complete development related tasks with step-by-step instructions.

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Install Apache and PHP on an Oracle Linux Instance

In this tutorial, you use an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Free Tier account to set up an Oracle Linux instance. Then, you install an Apache web server and PHP and access your new server from the internet.

Install Spring Boot on an Oracle Linux Instance

In this tutorial, use an OCI Free Tier account to set up an Oracle Linux compute instance. Then, install a Spring Boot application and access your new app from the internet. Finally, this tutorial covers all the steps necessary to set up a virtual network for your host and connect the host to the internet.

Install Flask on an Ubuntu VM

In this tutorial, you use an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Free Tier account to set up an Ubuntu instance. Then, you set up a virtual environment for your host. Finally, you install Flask, a lightweight web application framework for Python.

Set up Helidon on an Ubuntu Instance

In this tutorial, you use an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Free Tier account to set up an Ubuntu compute instance. Then, you set up a Helidon MicroProfile (MP) server for your host.

  • Oracle Cloud Free Tier allows you to sign up for an Oracle Cloud account which provides a number of Always Free services and a Free Trial with US$300 of free credit to use on all eligible Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services for up to 30 days. The Always Free services are available for an unlimited period of time. The Free Trial services may be used until your US$300 of free credits are consumed or the 30 days has expired, whichever comes first.
  • Always Free services are part of Oracle Cloud Free Tier. Always Free services are available for an unlimited time. Some limitations apply. As new Always Free services become available, you will automatically be able to use those as well.

    The following services are available as Always Free:

    • AMD-based Compute
    • Arm-based Ampere A1 Compute
    • Block Volume
    • Object Storage
    • Archive Storage
    • Flexible Load Balancer
    • Flexible Network Load Balancer
    • VPN Connect
    • Autonomous Data Warehouse
    • Autonomous Transaction Processing
    • Autonomous JSON Database
    • NoSQL Database (Phoenix Region only)
    • APEX Application Development
    • Resource Manager (Terraform)
    • Monitoring
    • Notifications
    • Logging
    • Application Performance Monitoring
    • Service Connector Hub
    • Vault
    • Bastions
    • Security Advisor
    • Virtual Cloud Networks
    • Site-to-Site VPN
    • Content Management Starter Edition
    • Email Delivery
  • One Oracle Cloud Free Trial or Always Free account is permitted per person.

    Please note: Creating or attempting to create multiple free accounts is prohibited. All contact and billing information provided must be accurate, valid, and used with consent for the duration of the account. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in the suspension or termination of your account.

  • To provide free Oracle Cloud accounts to our valued customers, we need to ensure that you are who you say you are. We use your contact information and credit/debit card information for account setup and identity verification. Oracle may periodically check the validity of your card, resulting in a temporary "authorization" hold. These holds are removed by your bank, typically within three to five days, and do not result in actual charges to your account.

  • We accept credit cards and debit cards that function like credit cards. We do not accept debit cards with a PIN or virtual, single-use, or prepaid cards.

  • Oracle Cloud Free Tier is currently available in all regions where commercial Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service is available. See the data regions page for detailed service availability. If you are unable to find the country or territory you require, please contact Oracle Sales or Cloud Support using the Chat link in the menu bar. The Oracle Sales team can help you sign up for Oracle Cloud Free Tier.
  • You can sign up on the Oracle Cloud Free Tier sign up page.
  • When you've reached the end of your 30-day trial or used up your US$300 cloud credit (whichever comes first), you’ll be notified and will have a grace period of 30 days, starting from the expiration date, to upgrade to paid. You will no longer be able to create new paid resources, but your account will remain active. Your resources will continue to exist for a few days, allowing you to upgrade your account and keep your resources before they're reclaimed by Oracle. If you do not upgrade to paid by the end of the grace period, your Free Trial service instances and data will be deleted. (Note that reclaimed resources can’t be recovered—they are permanently deleted.)

    Resources identified as Always Free will not be reclaimed. After your trial expires, you'll continue to be able to use and manage your existing Always Free resources, and can create new Always Free services according to tenancy limits.

    However, if you have more Ampere A1 Compute instances provisioned than are available for an Always Free tenancy, all existing Ampere A1 instances are disabled and then deleted after 30 days, unless you upgrade to a paid account. To continue using your existing Arm-based instances as an Always Free user, before your trial ends, ensure that your total use of OCPUs and memory across all the Ampere A1 Compute instances in your tenancy is within the Always Free limit.

Ready to get started?

Get Free Tier with no time limits on a selection of Always Free services like Autonomous Database, Compute, and Storage, and US$300 in free credits to try additional cloud services.