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How to Launch WordPress on Alibaba Cloud for Free?

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to launch a Free WordPress on Alibaba Cloud in just 11 steps.

Step 1. Go to the URL - https://www.alibabacloud.com/campaign/free-trial and click on Create a Free Account to sign up for a free trial.

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Enter the following information on the account creation page:

  • Select the country.
  • Enter an email ID, which is used to login and receive notifications.
  • Enter and confirm your password.
  • Check the box, if you agree to the Membership Agreement, Privacy Policy, Product Terms and Terms of Use. And then click Confirm to submit your information.

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Enter the verification code in the box, and click Verify to validate your account.

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Step 2. After account verification, fill your details on the next screen.

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Step 3. Next, you need to enter a payment method. This is to ensure that your Alibaba Cloud services continue to work if or when your free trial expires.

Note: When you have entered your credit card details, the card needs to be verified and validated. To do this, Alibaba Cloud will charge a small amount (less than $1) to your card.

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Step 4. After verification, visit the https://www.alibabacloud.com/campaign/free-trial page. Choose individual free trial, Select the 1CPU and 1GB Memory option (because 1CPU and 0.5GB does not support WordPress). Then Click on Try Now.

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Step 5. In the pop-up window select Operating System as WordPress 4.9.8, then click to accept the Terms and Conditions and, then, click Try Now.

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Step 6. Your new WordPress instance will be set up and available in the Alibaba Console. To view the Console, just click the Console link in the top-right of your screen.

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Step 7. On the main Console screen, click Elastic Compute Service in the left-hand menu.

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Step 8. This will pull up the ECS Console, where you will see an overview of your current instances. Click on Instances on the left-hand menu.

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Step 9. Next, you will see the details of your new instance, and any existing instances you may have set up.

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Step 10. If you click on the public IP assigned, you will see the welcome page of WordPress.

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Step 11. That's it! Now you have a fully functional WordPress page running on an Alibaba Cloud ECS instance. Please manually renew the trial instance before the free one-month trial ends to continue using the Alibaba Cloud services.

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