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Get started with Modulus

Modulus is a MongoDB platform that provides management tools for the creation of databases, creating, managing, and updating users, and observing database performance in real time.

At HumongouS.io, we are all about making the management of your databases simple and fun so it only makes sense that we allow you to connect your already existing databases from other platforms.

To get started using Modulus with HumongouS.io, you first need to be logged into your Modulus account. If you don’t have an account you can find out how to set up one from here.

Once your account is set up and you are logged in to Modulus, you can proceed by selecting a database from the navigation menu. If you don’t have a database you can create one by clicking on the create database button.

On the database creation screen choose a label for your database. For the duration of this tutorial, my database would be called humongousio. You can leave the default option in the provider and region input as the system would select the best region for you. Under default user, type in a username and password that you will remember but also strong. Learn how to create strong passwords here.

Create new database on Modulus

When done, click on create.

If all parameters have been filled properly then on the next screen you should be greeted with a “Your database has been created and is ready for use” page. Take note of the Mongo URI on the page as this would be the connection string you will use to link your database to HumongouS.io

Get Modulus Connection String

Notice that your Mongo URI is in the form:

mongo://<user>:<password>@hostname:port/dbname

Replace the : with the username and password you used in creating the database. Modulus will generate your hostname and database name for you. Your final connection string should have a format like this:

mongodb://humongousio:secretpassword@appollo.modulusmongo.net:27017/equ3Toho

We will not have the same connection string but your final connection string should have the same format as the one above with appollo.modulusmongo.net being my hostname and equ3Toho, my database name.

Now copy your final connection string, go back to the HumongouS.io page and paste it in the project creation form. You should be good to go from here on. Email us on docs@humongous.io if you encounter issues with any of the steps above.