Coiled helps individuals and teams manage their resources, control costs, and collaborate with one another. Team members can share resources, track usage, and consolidate billing with anyone else on the same account.
Users and accounts#
When you sign up for Coiled, an account is
automatically created for your user, and the name of the account is the same as
your username. For example, if you sign up with the username
awesome-dev user is automatically added to an account also named
If you want to work with a team of two or more users, you can either:
Add other users to your existing account by using the Team page at
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to create an additional account to use for your team such as
Taking the screenshot below as an example, note that this user Kris (seen in the avatar on the top right) is viewing the Team page of the Coiled account (seen in the dropdown on the left).
You can see usage for a single account on the Dashboard page:
Additionally, on the Billing page (only visible to account admins) you can see more detailed information on account usage such as your credit balance, credits used, and percentage of free credits used.
If you have added a credit card to your account, you will also have visibility into your Coiled bill for the month:
If your usage stays below the amount of free credits, then this value will always show $0 since you don’t have to pay Coiled anything.
Administrators for a Coiled team can set resource limits for team members including:
Team-level vCPUs. The number of virtual CPUs that can be running for a team at a given time. If you’d like to change this setting, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
User-level vCPUs. The number of virtual CPUs that can be running in a user’s account at a given time. You can set this limit for any user on your team from the Team page.
Monthly spend. You can set this from the billing page, see Setting a spend limit below.
Setting a spend limit#
This spend limit only applies to your Coiled bill, not the bill you receive from your cloud provider.
By default, your Coiled account doesn’t have a spend limit. You can set a monthly spend limit to ensure your Coiled bill will not exceed a maximum specified value. This limit will be enforced once you have used up your free Coiled credits.
Once the spend limit is reached, users will not be able to create new clusters and running clusters will be automatically shut down. You can uncheck Shut down running clusters if spend limit reached to not impact already running clusters.