Hosting our DB on MongoDB Atlas
As we write this, the simplest way to provision a MongoDB cluster is to use MongoDB Atlas, which will allow 512 MB of storage for free. To employ this, please follow the MongoDB Atlas setup tutorial – while we include the screenshot for this process here, the process might vary.
The first step is to sign up to MongoDB Atlas at http://mongodb.com. After you have completed the signup and email verification process, you can select the tier in which you want your new database to be created. We will select the Shared option, which is the free tier. After we have selected our tier, we now choose where we want our MongoDB instance to be located. Choose a location that’s near to you!
Now, it’s time to add the security mechanism for our database. Make sure you are in the Quickstart tab below SECURITY, as shown in Figure 10.1. For this book, select the Username and Password authentication method.