OCI’s Free tier account
OCI’s Free tier can be considered a promotional account that’s provided so you can explore the concepts around IAM, networking, free ADB, compute, and storage resources for learning purposes. A Free tier account is available to individuals as long as they want to keep using it.
OCI Free Trial
OCI Free Trial is more flexible than the Free tier in terms of exploration and learning of cloud resources that are otherwise not available in promotional Free tier accounts. It provides $300 of cloud credit that has to be used within 30 days. This credit can be used against any eligible service available on OCI.
In order to sign up for a free trial, you need to visit the free cloud trial website (https://www.oracle.com/cloud/free/) and click Start for Free. The Oracle website shows you all the eligible services available to you as part of the trial.
During sign-up, you should pay careful attention to the home region because...