For individual learning and experimenting.
  • 1 Project
  • 1GiB Memory Included
  • 1GiB Terminating Memory Included
  • 1GiB Storage Included
  • Resource Hibernation
    Coming soon


For professional projects and hosting.
  • 10 Projects
  • 2GiB Memory Included
    Up to 48GiB Memory Available
  • 2GiB Terminating Memory Included
    Up to 20GiB Terminating Memory Available
  • 2GiB Storage Included
    Up to 150GiB Storage Available
  • Always On, Unlimited Usage
  • Invite Collaborators to Projects
  • Supports Custom Domains
  • Scheduled Jobs
  • Basic Support

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Starter Plan Pro Plan
Base Price Free $50.00 / month$1.65 / day$0.07 / hour per region
What is it good for? Individual learning, experimenting and development Professional projects and hosting
Clusters & Regions Starter US East (N. Virginia)
Starter US West (California)
Starter US West (Oregon)
Starter Canada (Central)
Pro US East (N. Virginia)
Pro EU West (Ireland)
Pro Asia Pacific (Sydney)
Alert Notifications No Yes
Custom Domains No Yes
Project Collaboration No Yes
Support Community Pro Basic
Privileged Containers No No
Build Strategy Source-to-Image, Pipeline Source-to-Image, Pipeline
Deployment Strategy Rolling, Recreate (default), Custom Rolling (default), Recreate, Custom
Resource Quotas
Projects 1 10
Resource Hibernation Your project resources sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity, and must sleep 18 hours in a 72 hour period None
Memory 1GiB included 2GiB included
Additional Memory Not available Up to 46GiB
$25.00 / GiB / month$0.83 / GiB / day$0.035 / GiB / hour
Minimum Container/Pod Size 256MiB 100MiB
Maximum Pod/Container Size 1GiB 3GiB
Memory Quality of Service Burstable Burstable
Pods Up to 4 Up to 490
vCPU to Memory Ratio 1vCPU to 512MiB 1vCPU to 512MiB
vCPU 2 vCPU included 4 vCPU included
Up to 96 vCPU (with 48GiB memory)
CPU Quality of Service Burstable Burstable
emptyDir Volumes Up to 512MiB Up to 512MiB
Persistent Volume Type Block storage Block storage
Persistent Storage 1GiB included 2GiB included
Additional Persistent Storage Not available Up to 148GiB
$1.00 / GiB / month$0.033 / GiB / day$0.0014 / GiB / hour
Minimum Volume Size 1GiB 1GiB
Persistent Storage Volumes 1 Up to 150
Terminating Resource Quotas
Memory 1GiB included 2GiB included
Additional Memory Not available Up to 18GiB
$25.00 / GiB / month$0.83 / GiB / day$0.035 / GiB / hour
vCPU to Memory Ratio 1vCPU to 512MiB 1vCPU to 512MiB
vCPU 2 vCPU included 4 vCPU included
Up to 40 vCPU (with 20GiB memory)
Time Limit 10 minutes 10 minutes
Scheduled Jobs No Yes
Logging & Metrics
Aggregated Logs Past 24 hours (coming soon) Past 7 days
Logging Interval 30 seconds (coming soon) 30 seconds
Application Metrics Past 24 hours Past 7 days
Metrics Interval 30 seconds 30 seconds
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Frequently Asked Questions


What happens when my Online Starter account is inactive?

We periodically remove inactive users from OpenShift Online Starter to free up resources for new users. If your account is removed, you can resubscribe at any time.

OpenShift Online Starter is intended for learning and experimenting, not for hosting projects. Accordingly, we consider "activity" to mean that you are using your account to build and deploy applications.

If you are using OpenShift Online Starter infrequently, we recommend that you backup your applications and data. See "Creating a Template from Existing Objects" to backup your applications and "Backing up and Restoring Databases" to backup your databases.

Can I run production services on OpenShift Online?

Yes! The OpenShift Online Pro Plan is intended for production services and hosting.

Is my data safe and secure?

You bet. Red Hat has a long history of managing the packages that make up Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including industry-leading responsiveness to security vulnerabilities and managing its online presence on Linux systems. Red Hat OpenShift Online is managed and maintained by Red Hat as part of the service. Learn more.

Can I create a multiple accounts on OpenShift Online?

You may not (or permit third parties to) create multiple accounts or otherwise access the OpenShift Online in a manner that is intended to avoid fees or to circumvent maximum capacity thresholds for the service. Learn more.

What is

Red Hat announced Red Hat (OSIO), an end-to-end development environment for planning, building and deploying cloud-native applications.

  1. is a free, end-to-end, cloud-native development experience. It provides an integrated set of tools and a unified experience for the entire development team.
  2. OSIO provides features that include - ideation, planning, coding, testing, collaboration, release management, issue tracking, and feedback.
  3. It is built with popular open source code and new open source innovation from Red Hat. It is delivered as a Developer Preview SaaS solution with OpenShift Online.

What are the resource limits for the OpenShift Online Starter Plan?

Each user can create 1 project with up to 4 services using 1 GiB memory, 2 CPU cores, and a 1 GiB persistent volumes. For more detailed limits, see the full plan comparison.

What are terminating resources?

Terminating resources are pods with an active deadline. These pods usually include builds, deployers, and jobs.

What languages and datastores are supported?

OpenShift Online 3 currently supports Java (8), .NET Core (1.0, 1.1, 2.0), Node.js (4, 6), PHP (5.5, 5.6, 7), Python (2.7, 3.4, 3.5), Ruby (2.2, 2.3, 2.4), and Perl (5.20, 5.24). Jenkins (2.x) is also available for CI/CD. Tomcat (7, 8), with support for with Java (7, 8, EE), is available via Red Hat JBoss Web Server. Supported Quickstart application templates are available for Apache HTTP Server, CakePHP, Dancer, Django, Node.js, and Ruby on Rails. View all.

What database services are supported?

OpenShift Online 3 currently supports MariaDB (10.1), MongoDB (2.6, 3.2), MySQL (5.6, 5.7), PostgreSQL (9.4, 9.5), and Redis (3.2). View all.

Can users run images from Docker Hub or push their own images to the registry?

Yes, but with a few caveats. For security reasons, no images that run processes as root are allowed. Additionally, any Dockerfile VOLUME instruction must be mounted with either a persistent volume claim (PVC) or an EmptyDir at this time.

How is related to OpenShift Online?

When you sign up for you also receive an account on So you can always receive an account for the other service when signing in for one.

  1. If you have your own developer tools and prefer to use for deployment, then you can sign up for OpenShift Online.
  2. If you want to leverage the cloud native development tools, you can sign up for and also use OpenShift Online as a deployment platform.

Can I upgrade from the Starter Plan to the Pro Plan?

You can have both! The OpenShift Online Pro Plan gives you access to resources in the Pro US East (N. Virginia) cluster. You can continue to use your OpenShift Online Starter Plan resources on the Starter US East (N. Virginia) or Starter US West (Oregon) cluster for learning, experimenting, and development.

How can I use Pro resources in multiple regions?

You can use Pro resources in multiple regions by purchasing resources and paying the base price in each region separately.

What form of payments do you accept?

We currently accept Visa and MasterCard credit cards.

What is the billing cycle?

The billing cycle is by calendar month, or in other words from the 1st to the last day of a particular month.

Do you offer refunds?

No, we do not offer refunds at this time.

What currencies do you accept?

United States residents are billed in USD, Canadian residents are billed in CAD, European Union member state residents are billed in EUR, and all others are billed in USD.


How can I receive support for the offering?

OpenShift Online Pro Plan users have access to complimentary Red Hat Basic Support. Support plans are not available for the free OpenShift Online Starter Plan, however, there are a wide variety of community support options available, including Stack Overflow, IRC, our community mailing list, and by reaching out to our community enablement team.

How do I report security flaws?

Red Hat's Bugzilla instance can also be used to log security sensitive bug reports (Product=OpenShift Online, Version=3.X, Groups=security) by selecting the "Security Sensitive Bug" flag (automatically selected with the provided link).

What should I do when I find a bug?

You can find a list of known and reported issues in Red Hat's Bugzilla instance. If your issue isn't listed, you can log a new bug report" (Product=OpenShift Online, Version=3.x).

Why was my access to Starter removed?

We want to make everyone's wait time to get access to OpenShift Online Starter as short as possible. Accordingly, we remove access for users with no active resources from time to time to make room for new users. Whenever you are ready to use OpenShift, you can subscribe at to get access to Starter again.