Overview of Buying a Nonmetered Oracle Cloud Service

We offer Oracle Cloud services at several pricing and service levels to suit the needs and budget of your organization.

The following table describes the process of purchasing an Oracle Cloud service.

Task Description More Information

Get an Oracle.com account

You must have an Oracle.com account to order a service.

Getting an Oracle.com Account

Order a service

You or an Oracle sales representative creates an order for an Oracle Cloud service. As part of the ordering process, you (or sales representative) specify information about the person who will be the account administrator.

Ordering an Oracle Cloud Service

Set your language preferences

After we process your subscription request, sign in to My Account. You must set your language and time zone preferences when logging in for the first time, before activating your service.

Setting Language and Time Zone Preferences

Activate your service

The account administrator receives notification from Oracle when the Oracle Cloud service is ready for activation.

The account administrator then uses the My Account application in Oracle Cloud to activate the service. As part of the activation process, the account administrator specifies information for the activation, including information about the administrators for the service. We process the information and create the required instances for the Oracle Cloud service.

Activating Your Order

Verify that your service is ready to use

When the activation of an Oracle Cloud service is complete, the service administrator and the identity domain administrator (if different) receive a postactivation email from Oracle Cloud. The email contains the sign-in credentials to access the My Services application.

Service administrators and identity domain administrators use My Services to verify that an Oracle Cloud service is up and running. In addition, they use My Services to monitor utilization, view service details, and access the control panel and associated tools for the Oracle Cloud service.

Verifying That a Service Is Running