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Double 11 Sale: Set up a Burstable Instance for Just $1 USD

This article describes how to set up an Alibaba Cloud ECS burstable instance for $1 USD during the 2021 Double 11 Cloud Services Sale.

By Kelvin Galabuzi

During the 2021 Double 11 Cloud Services Sale, Alibaba Cloud is offering a variety of good offers for cloud services, including an ECS Burstable Instance for $1 USD for the first month. Let’s take a look at how to get this offer step-by-step.

What Is an ECS Burstable Instance?

A burstable instance is a virtual machine that can increase CPU performance if there is a spike in CPU usage on a virtual machine. These instances are usually well suited for Web Application workloads.

For $1 USD, you can set up a burstable instance from the Type t5 instance family, which has 4 vCPUs and 16 GB of total memory.

Setting up Your Burstable Instance

  • Step 1: Log in to your Alibaba Cloud account and visit the Double 11 Cloud Services Sale page.
  • Step 2: On the Cloud Services Sale page, scroll down to the special offers section and select the Burstable instance-4C16G under the Featured Products. Click the Buy Now button:

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  • Step 3: You will be redirected to the Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) custom launch console to help you select your instance. Select your preferred billing method:

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  • Step 4: Select the preferred Region in which you want the instance to be located:

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  • Step 5: Select the Burstable Type t5 instance (which is ecs.t5-c1m4.xlarge type) and click Next:

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  • Step 6: Select your preferred Operating System Image, the Storage space, and the Backup Period. Then, click Next:

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  • Step 7: Click Confirm the Product Features and Purchase:

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  • Step 8: Select your networking configurations (such as the VPC, security group, elastic network interface) and click Next:

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Note: You can also assign a public IPv4 address to your instance if you want the instance to be publicly accessible over the Internet.

  • Step 9: Select the most suitable way to log into your instance. You can use the key pairs or a username and password. Then, enter an Instance Name and Hostname to your instance and click Next:

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Note: You can also assign scripts to the User Data section of your instance to be run during the creation process, such as installing software packages required by your application.

  • Step 10: Create the tags you would want to associate with your instance and click Next:

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  • Step 11: Preview all the configurations for your instance and click Create Order:

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  • Step 12: On the order page, click Purchase:

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  • Step 13: Finally, you will get a notification that your purchase has been processed successfully. Click Console to view your new instance:

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That’s it! Now you know how to set up a burstable instance for $1 USD during the Alibaba Cloud Double 11 Cloud Services Sale.

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