HiveMQ Cloud Clusters

HiveMQ Cloud offers you different packages to fit your needs perfectly. The HiveMQ Cloud cluster package you select determines the features, usage limits, and price of your cluster.

HiveMQ offers the following types of packages:

  • Basic: A free-to-use instance of the HiveMQ broker. Ideal for getting started and Proof of concepts.

  • Standard: A single-node instance of the HiveMQ broker. Ideal for small use cases and testing environments.

  • Business Critical: A three-node cluster of the HiveMQ broker. The right choice for business-critical use cases that require high availability.

See all available packages and content in our package overview on our website.

Create Cluster

During sign-up, we already created a HiveMQ Cloud Basic cluster for you. You can create additional HiveMQ clusters at any time. Pricing and features as shown.

Once you sign up and log in to HiveMQ Cloud, you are ready to start a HiveMQ Cloud cluster:

Cluster Creation Wizard
  1. On the Clusters page, select + Create New Cluster.
    A page to select the HiveMQ Cloud package that you need opens.

  2. Based on the pricing and usage information, select the package that is right for your individual use case and click Select Package.

    If you select the HiveMQ Cloud Basic package, cluster creation starts iimmediately. You can skip the following information and continue with Manage Access.
  3. A form to enter you billing information opens.
    Enter or review your billing information and select Confirm.

  4. A form to select your payment method opens.
    Confirm the payment method that you provided and select Start Cluster Now. Cluster creation can take several minutes.

    You are charged for every hour that your HiveMQ Cloud cluster runs. Billing begins as soon as you select Start Cluster. The minimum charge is 1 hour.
  5. After cluster creation starts, a dialog to Create HiveMQ Control Center Credentials opens. These credentials are needed to log in to the HiveMQ Control Center.
    Your username must have at least 5 characters.
    Your password must have at least 8 characters and needs to contain uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and numbers.

  6. To save your control center credentials, select Create Credentials.
    To skip creation of your control center credentials and continue, select Skip this step.
    (You can add and delete credentials at any time from the Clusters page of your HiveMQ console.)
    After you confirm or skip credential creation, the Clusters page opens and shows that your cluster is starting. When the start up is complete, your new cluster appears on the Clusters overview.

If a HiveMQ Cloud Basic package no longer fulfills your needs, a 7 day free trial of the HiveMQ Cloud Standard Package is available for HiveMQ Cloud first-time customers. Learn more about the free trial.

Manage Access

You can manage access to your HiveMQ Cloud cluster by creating the credentials your MQTT clients and HiveMQ Control Center users can use.

HiveMQ Control Center credentials are only available for cloud packages that include the HiveMQ Control Center feature. For more information, see the comparison of HiveMQ Cluster Packages.
Access Management Overview

MQTT Client Credentials

MQTT client credentials contain a username-password pair that you can define in the management view of your running HiveMQ Cloud cluster. MQTT Clients can use these defined credentials to connect to your HiveMQ Cloud broker. Only clients that present known credentials are allowed to connect and perform actions on the cluster.

MQTT client credentials can be added and removed at any time.

When you remove credentials, clients that are currently connected with the credentials remain connected. During the next reconnect, the clients will no longer be able to connect to the cluster with the old credentials.
  1. To manage the access for MQTT clients to your cluster, navigate to the Clusters page and select Manage Cluster for the desired cluster. The Cluster Details page for the selected cluster opens.

  2. Switch to the Credentials tab.

  3. In the MQTT Credentials | Add New Credentials area, define your MQTT credentials and select + Add.
    The page adjusts to display the information that you added in the Current Credentials area.

Access Management - MQTT Credentials

HiveMQ Control Center Credentials

HiveMQ Control Center credentials contain a username-password pair that you can define in the management view of your running HiveMQ Cloud cluster. HiveMQ Control Center users can use these defined credentials to connect to your HiveMQ Control Center. Only users with known credentials are allowed to sign in and perform actions on the cluster.

HiveMQ Control Center credentials can be added and removed at any time.

When you remove credentials, users that are currently signed in with the credentials remain signed in. At the next sign-in, the user will no longer be able to sign in to the Control Center with the old credentials.
  1. To manage access for HiveMQ Control Center users to your cluster, navigate to the Clusters page and select Manage Cluster for the desired cluster. The Cluster Details page for the selected cluster opens.

  2. Switch to the Credentials tab.

  3. In the Control Center Credentials | Add New Credentials area, define your Control Center user credentials and select + Add.
    The page adjusts to display the information that you added in the Current Credentials area.

Monitor MQTT Clients on Your HiveMQ Control Center

This feature is only available in selected packages. To learn more, see HiveMQ Cloud packages.

The HiveMQ control center provides a wide range of metrics that help you manage and analyze your cluster. Use the detailed information the control center provides to maintain a clear overview of your clusters and quickly identify irregular client behavior.

  1. To open the HiveMQ control center for your cluster, go to the Clusters page of your HiveMQ Cloud console.

  2. You need the control center credentials that you created for the cluster. To retrieve your credentials, select the Edit Credentials action for the selected cluster. Record the necessary credentials and return to the Clusters overview.

  3. On the Clusters overview, select the Control Center action for the desired cluster.

  4. Enter the control-center login information that you recorded from the Credentials page.
    The control center dashboard for the selected cluster opens and displays detailed information for your HiveMQ Cloud cluster and MQTT clients.

To learn more about your HiveMQ Cloud console, see HiveMQ Cloud Console.
To learn more about integrating your Confluent Cloud Kafka clusters with HiveMQ Cloud, see Integrations.
To learn more about the HiveMQ control center, see HiveMQ Control Center.