Choose a Satellite from one of the available metadata regions and register for a developer account.
The first step in creating your developer account on Storj DCS is to select a Satellite. A Satellite is a set of hosted services that are responsible for a range of functions on the network, including the node discovery system, node address information caching, per-object metadata storage, storage node reputation management, billing data aggregation, storage node payment, data audit and repair, as well as user account and authorization management.
When selecting the Satellite for your project, you'll want to choose the geographic region where the majority of the end users of your service who will be interacting with the objects on Storj DCS will be located.
Learn more about Satellite (Metadata Region) under Concepts.
To register for an Account, go to Storj.io and choose Start for Free
Next, select your metadata region, in this example, the Americas region:
Choose your account type - Personal if you're an individual with a smaller project
Or Professional if you are part of a business interested in leveraging Storj DCS in an application or service
Fill out the form and sign up. You'll receive an email asking you to verify your email address:
Click confirm to verify your email, then log into the Satellite Admin Console with your username and password.
Next we'll learn about using the Satellite Admin Console, starting with the Dashboard Windows.