These are the docs for Directus 8, a legacy version of the platform. If you're looking for the current Directus 9 documentation, go here: https://docs.directus.io
If you'd rather not setup and manage your Directus installation yourself, you can also use Directus Cloud.
Directus Cloud offers the easiest setup as well as automatic updates, backups, guaranteed uptime, unified billing, and premium support.
Step 1: Create a Directus Cloud account
Go to dashboard.directus.cloud/register and sign up for an account.
Step 2: Create a new team
Teams are a shared group of users that all have rights to change the projects within. You can invite multiple members into your team. All projects in a team are billed on the team level.
Step 3: Create a project
This is the individual instance of Directus.