How to Get an EMS Server

  1. Go to https://ems.element.io/

  2. Click Sign up or Sign in

  3. Enter your email address

  4. Click the confirmation link in the email

  5. Enter your name or company name and a password on https://ems.element.io/user/account. Then click Billing address and payment method

  6. Enter your billing address and credit card information on https://ems.element.io/user/billing

  7. Click Your Account, then Manage Servers to get started setting up your EMS server

  8. Click the Setup tab, and choose your Host Size

  9. Select your hostname and click Check. Keep in mind that this cannot be changed later

  10. Configure your host settings, then click Next. If you want to use Custom DNS (ie. have your usernames be @someone:yourdomain.com instead of @someone:yourhost.ems.host and have your Element client on your own domain), see EMS Server With Custom Domain

  11. Confirm your payment options. Then click Purchase

  12. Sit tight for a few minutes while your server is being built

  13. When it's done, click Manage hosts to configure additional settings and add users


Revision #5
Created 18 April 2022 14:19:42 by Karl Abbott
Updated 30 January 2024 13:02:59 by Twilight Sparkle