How To Create Always FREE VPS in Oracle Cloud

This article will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to create a cloud VPS for free.

After reading this article, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to build your own cloud VPS in Oracle Cloud.

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What Are Always FREE Cloud Services?


2 AMD-based Compute VMs with 1/8 OCPU and 1 GB memory each.

4 Arm-based Ampere A1 cores and 24 GB of memory usable as one VM or up to 4 VMs.

2 Block Volumes Storage, 200 GB total.

10 GB Object Storage.

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.

More Details:

Step 1: Sign-Up For A FREE Account?

It takes about 10 minutes to fully provision your account, but once it is completed, you’ll receive an email informing you that it’s ready to go. You can log in with your email and password at the following URL:

Step 2: Login into Oracle Cloud Console?

After you’ve successfully logged in, you will land on the OCI Console:

Step 3: Create A FREE Compute Instance (Linux)? 

Go to the Navigation Menu under Core Infrastructure, click on ‘Compute’, and then Instance.

Step 4: Configure the always free instance

Select ‘Compartment’, & click on ‘Create Instance’. Fill out the required information.

You can change the image source by clicking on ‘Change Image Source’. Also, click on ‘Show Shape’, and Network & Storage Options for more options.

Click on “change image” to Change the Linux Distribution of your choice

Create new virtual cloud Network

Generate & download new SSH key pairs

Specify a custom boot volume size and click on Create


Your Oracle Cloud VPS is a compute instance that can be used to run your own applications, scaling up or down as needed. With a VPS, you have the flexibility and scalability of running your own workloads on Oracle Cloud infrastructure, with no upfront investment in hardware or software.