In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a new Atlas cluster. To learn how to modify an existing Atlas cluster, see Modify a Cluster.
The procedure for creating a new Atlas cluster differs depending on whether you already have one or more database deployments in your project.
|||(1, 2) For replica sets, the data-bearing servers are the servers hosting the replica set nodes. For sharded clusters, the data-bearing servers are the servers hosting the shards. For sharded clusters, Atlas also deploys servers for the config servers; these are charged at a rate separate from the cluster costs.|