New Enhanced Cloud Server

Significantly Better Storage and Networking Performance to Provide You with an Exceptional End-to-End Experience.

Starter Package 3.0 - ECS Cloud Server

Offer applicable only to new users and each user can only get this offer once. See more T&C >
A savings plan of USD 175.2 in value is offered for free for the first 20 new users every day >

New Special Offer

Limited-Time offers for new users

  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD Cloud Disk
  • Bandwidth*
  • Duration
  • New Users Offer
  • List Price
  • 1 Core
  • 512 MB
  • 20 GB
  • $3.50
  • $9.97
  • Buy Now
  • 1 Core
  • 1 GB
  • 20 GB
  • $4.50
  • $12.51
  • Buy Now
  • 1 Core
  • 2 GB
  • 40 GB
  • $7.50
  • $19.73
  • Buy Now
  • 2 Core
  • 2 GB
  • 60 GB
  • $11.50
  • $29.16
  • Buy Now
  • 2 Core
  • 4 GB
  • 80 GB
  • $14.00
  • $35.99
  • Buy Now
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD Cloud Disk
  • Bandwidth*
  • Duration
  • New Users Offer
  • List Price
  • 1 core
  • 1 GB
  • 40 GB
  • $7.00
  • $18.95
  • Buy Now
  • 1 core
  • 2 GB
  • 50 GB
  • $10.00
  • $26.04
  • Buy Now
  • 2 core
  • 2 GB
  • 60 GB
  • $14.00
  • $36.35
  • Buy Now
  • 2 core
  • 4 GB
  • 80 GB
  • $17.00
  • $44.72
  • Buy Now
  • 2 core
  • 8 GB
  • 160 GB
  • $27.00
  • $69.60
  • Buy Now

*The above packages all include a pre-paid 1/3/5 Mbps bandwidth configuration to meet your data transmission needs. Therefore, you don’t need to pay extra for data transfer.

Why Choose the New Generation Cloud Server?

Significant improvement in networking, storage, and end-to-end performance based on Alibaba Cloud's self-built X-Dragon cloud computing architecture and enhanced SSD. Learn More >

New Gen. (ECS 6th Enhanced)

Previous Gen. (ECS 6th)


24 million pps packet forwarding rate
4 times faster

10 Gbps burstable bandwidth
over 3 times larger

Only 24 μs latency, reduced by half


Enhanced SSD

480,000 IOPS

42% faster write speed

End-to-End Performance

87,348 read QPS (8 vcpu) in MySQL scenario
18% faster than perivous generation

690,729 GET QPS (8 vcpu) in Redis case
16% faster than perivous generation

Typical Scenarios and Industries

Our cloud servers are ideal for a wide variety of use cases and industry verticals.

High Data Transfer

Applications that require higher packet transmission capabilities, such as gaming, video streaming, and telecommunications.

Large Data Processing

Applications that process large amounts of data, such as database systems, search engine clusters, and other big data applications.


Deal with sudden traffic spikes, automatically adjust the amount of resources and distribute traffic among these resources. Learn More >

Online Education

Rapidly construct and launch online education services with low latency, high bandwidth, robust security, and high scalability. Learn More >

Gaming Industry

Develop advanced games with better user experience and faster response time with less operational and maintenance costs. Learn More >

All Internet Business

Suitable for improving the end-to-end experience for all internet-based businesses including web applications and enterprise systems.

More Cloud Products to Power Your Business

Integrate the best productivity and collaboration products and solutions from Alibaba Cloud to make your business easier.

.XYZ Domain Name

Customizable domain extension for every website.

$ 0.18

ICANN Fee Included

Free Update Prohibition Lock

Free Transfer Prohibition Lock

Limit-time Special Offer

For New Users
$0.18 /1st year

Original : $14.99/year

.COM Domain Name

The most popular domain name all over the world.

$ 3.90

ICANN Fee Included

Free Update Prohibition Lock

Free Transfer Prohibition Lock

Limit-time Special Offer

Special Offer
$3.90 /1st year

Original : $13.99/year

Starter Package

High-performance virtual machines packaged with data transfer plan.


1 Core CPU

512 MB Memory


1 TB Data Transfer

Special Offer
$2.50 /1st month

Cost-saving for beginners

Object Storage Service(OSS)

Low-cost. flexible billing. supports standard and IA storage classes.

$ 0.99

40GB Standard(LRS) Storage Plan

Reduce the Workload of Applications

Provide Elastic Storage Scalability

Save Up to 79%

Special Offer
$0.99 /6 months

Pay-as-you-go: $4.80/6 months

ACA /ACP Cloud Security Course

Cover topics including Linux and Windows OS basics and operations, network fundamentals, host security, application security, network security, and data security.

$ 0.99

Security Exam Preparation Course

For Cloud Security Operators

ACA/ACP Cloud Security Certification

Online courses

480 Minutes English

Original : $199.00

Apsara Clouder Course

Learn how to launch an e-commerce website to empower your business.

$ 0.01

Designed for Beginners

2 Times of Exam Attempts

Apsara Clouder Certification

Online Course

21 Minutes English

Original : $10.00

ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL

Known as "The world's most advanced open source database", PostgreSQL enables OLTP databases that handle enterprise-level SQL statements.


11 High-availability instance

2 Core

4 GB Memory

20 GB Standard SSD Storage

Multiple Versions
60 days Free

Save : $166.00

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL

A fully hosted online database service that supports MySQL 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, and 8.0.


5.7 High-availability Instance

2 Core

4 GB Memory

20 GB Storage

Cloud-hosted Service
60 days Free

Save : $241.44

Why Alibaba Cloud


Alibaba Cloud Ranked No.1 in Asia Pacific market share for IaaS by Gartner. Learn More >

28 Global Data Centers

Alibaba Cloud operates 85 availability zones in 28 regions all over the world. Learn More >

1-on-1 Consulting

Offering 1 on 1 presale consultation, 24/7 technical support for you. Learn More >

China Gateway

Successfully power your progress in China by working with Alibaba Cloud. Learn More >


Gartner Ranks Alibaba Cloud APAC NO.1

Deep dive into Alibaba Cloud's services and technical competitive edge in Asia Pacific, and learn why Alibaba Cloud has been ranked No. 1 by Gartner.


The Technologies behind the Biggest Global Shopping Festival

Expand on how your business can leverage Alibaba Cloud’s products and services to stand out, compete, and succeed not only on big days like November 11, but also on any other day throughout the year.


China Gateway 2.0: Accelerate Success in China with Alibaba Cloud

Learn how our solid computing technology and unrivaled expertise can help your business, and understand compliance and regulatory issues that are specific to the country.



Developer Center

Find all the resources you need for development work on the cloud, from APIs and SDKs to technical guides and how-to tutorials.

Learn more >

Quick Start Guide

In this guide, you can find out how you can quickly get started on creating, connecting, and releasing ECS instances on Alibaba Cloud.

Learn more >

Best Practice

The best practice ebook covers 6 key best practice themes to help you get the most out of the cloud experience.

Learn more >

Migration Guide

Find out migration service of migrating workloads from on-premises data center or a third-party cloud virtual machine to a ECS instance.

Learn more >


1. What is the duration of the ECS Cloud Server new users special offer?

This offer is available from September 15th, 2020 to 24:00 March 31st, 2021 (UTC+8).

2. What are the details of the ECS Cloud Server new users special offer?

a. This offer is only applicable to new users.
b. Each user can only claim the monthly-paid offer once and the annual-paid offer once.
c. This offer is only applicable to the fee for an instance in the first month (or first year). You will be charged at the list price from the next month (or next year) onwards.
d. New users who subscribe to the monthly payment package can purchase up to three instances (one-time purchase); new users who subscribe to the annual payment package can purchase up to one instance.
e. This offer is applicable to all data center regions excluding Dubai, Ulanqab, and Heyuan region.
f. 1, 3, 5 Mbps bandwidth options are available for each spec (excluding 1 core 512 MB instance).
g. This offer is only available for the first-time purchase of ECS. Accounts with ECS purchase history do not qualify for this offer.
h. Users who are using Alibaba Cloud through an agency, reseller, and distributor are not eligible for this offer.
i. This offer is only applicable to ECS t5 instance types with specs equivalent to or lower than 4 vCPUs -16GB (ecs.t5-c1m4.xlarge or lower).

3. What is a cloud server instance?

A cloud server instance is a virtual machine that contains basic computing components such as the vCPU, memory, operating system, network, and disk. You can fully customize and modify all configurations of an instance.

4. What is Elastic Compute Service (ECS)?

Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) provides elastic and secure virtual cloud servers to cater all your cloud hosting needs. Its fast memory and the latest Intel CPUs be able to achieve faster results with low latency. Deploy ECS instances with just a few clicks from the easy-to-use console and scale capacity up or down based on real-time demands. For more information, see ECS.

5. What is an enhanced SSD (ESSD)?

An enhanced SSD is an ultra-high performance disk provided by Alibaba Cloud. Enhanced SSDs use 25 GE networks and the remote direct memory access (RDMA) technology to deliver up to 1 million random IOPS with low one-way latency. For more information, see Enhanced SSD (ESSD).

6. What is regions and zones?

Regions in Alibaba Cloud are independent. Zones in Alibaba Cloud are completely isolated. However, zones in the same region are connected through links with low latency. For more information, see Regions and zones.

7. What is a Snapshot?

Snapshots are used to back up the data of disks at one or more points in time. Snapshots ensure service security and improve application deployment efficiency. The first snapshot created for a disk is a full snapshot. All subsequent snapshots created after the first snapshot are incremental snapshots. For more information, see Snapshot concepts.

8. What are the IP addresses of ECS instances within VPCs?

IP addresses are used for access to ECS instances or to the services deployed on the instances. ECS instances within VPCs can be assigned two types of IP addresses: private IP addresses and public IP addresses. For more information, see Instance IP addresses.

9. What is a Resource Access Management (RAM)?

Alibaba Cloud Resource Access Management (RAM) is an identity and access control service which enables you to centrally manage your users (including employees, systems or applications) and securely control their access to your resources through permission levels. RAM thereby allows you to securely grant access permissions for Alibaba Cloud resources to only your selected high-privileged users, enterprise personnel and partners. This helps to ensure secure and appropriate usage of your cloud resources and protects from any unsolicited access to your account. For more information, see Resource Access Management.

10. How is ECS billed?

ECS instances support the following billing methods:
1. Reserved Instances: Alibaba Cloud Reserved Instance is a reservation of resources and capacity, it provide a significant discount (up to 79%) compared to standard pricing and provide a capacity reservation when used in a specific Availability Zone;
2. Pay-As-You-Go: It will be charged for the exact amount of resources you use. You can activate or release resources at any time with no hardware or maintenance costs;
3. Subscription: Subscription fees are lower on average than that of Pay-As-You-Go, and suited for those requiring long-term resources at reduced cost.

For more information, see Pricing.

11. What is Reserved Instances?

A reserved instance is a discount coupon that can be applied automatically to one or more pay-as-you-go instances, excluding preemptible instances. A reserved instance can also be used to reserve instance resources. A combination of reserved and pay-as-you-go instances provides similar cost-effectiveness to subscription instances but with a higher degree of flexibility. For more information, see Reserved Instance.

12. How can I migrate my server to cloud?

Alibaba Cloud Server Migration Center (SMC) is a migration service that helps you migrate your workloads from your on-premises data center or a third-party cloud virtual machine to an Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance. See here to find out more details.

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