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How to Use Your $300 New User Free Credit

Receive $50 Elastic Computing credit and $250 credit for other products as shown below. Credit is valid for 60 days and automatically added to your account. You will not be charged unless your free credit is exceeded. Terms & FAQs.

$50 USD Credit For Elastic Computing Products

Elastic Compute Service

Elastic, secure and stable cloud computing with high quality network. Alibaba Cloud ECS provides fast memory and the latest Intel CPUs to help you achieve faster results with low latency.

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Available for purchase with $50 credit

1 instance (1Core/1GB/40GB Disk) 60 days, with 530GB Data Transfer

or 2 instances (1Core/1GB/40GB Disk) 30 days, with 400GB Data Transfer in total

* Above are estimates based on your free credit, the actual resource consumption varies depending on the region and configurations you select. The New User Free Credit cannot be used in conjunction with special offers (including Starter Packages).

Server Load Balancer

Manage sudden spikes in traffic, minimize response time and maintain 99.99% availability of your web application. Server Load Balancer monitors the health of servers and ensures high availability by automatically distributing application requests to servers with optimal performance in different availability zones.

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Available for purchase with $50 credit

Use 60 days with 548GB Data Transfer in total

or Use 30 days together with 2 ECS instances, 350GB Data Transfer available

* Above are estimates based on your free credit, the actual resource consumption varies depending on the region you select.

$250 USD Credit For Non-Elastic Computing Products

Database for RDS

An on-demand database hosting service for MySQL, SQL Server and PostgreSQL with automated monitoring, backup and disaster recovery capabilities.

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Available for purchase with $250 credit

Run 9 MySQL instances(1Core/1GB/40GB Disk)for 30 days

or Run 4 MySQL instances(1Core/1GB/40GB Disk)for 60 days

* The above is an estimate based on your free credit. Actual resource consumption may vary depending on the region and configuration you select.

Database for Redis

A key value database service that offers in-memory caching and high-speed access to applications hosted on the cloud.

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Available for purchase with $250 credit

Run 10 Redis instances (1GB Master-slave) for 30 days

or Run 5 Redis instances (1GB Master-slave) for 60 days

* The above is an estimate based on your free credit. Actual resource consumption may vary depending on the region and configuration you select.

Object Storage Service

An encrypted and secure cloud storage service which stores, processes and accesses massive amounts of data from anywhere in the world.

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Available for purchase with $250 credit

Within 30 days, use 13TB standard storage

or Within 60 days, use 6.6TB standard storage in each month

* The above is an estimate based on your free credit. Actual resource consumption may vary depending on the region and configuration you select.

Content Delivery Network

A scalable and high-performance content delivery service for accelerated distribution of content to users across the globe.

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Available for purchase with $250 credit

Use 3572GB CDN data transfer for a period of 365 days

* The calculation above is an estimate based on the pricing of the CDN Data Transfer Plan.

Table Store

A fully managed NoSQL cloud database service that enables storage of massive amount of structured and semi-structured data.

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Available for purchase with $250 credit

2441TB storage in total

* Above is an estimate based on your free credit, the actual resource consumption varies depending on the region and configuration you select.

Get More Products for Free

In addition to New User Free Credit, all users have ongoing access to the following products at no cost.

Container Service

Efficiently run and manage Docker applications on a distributed cluster of instances. Learn more

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Auto Scaling

Dynamically adjust your computing resources according to business needs. Learn more

Get for Free

Virtual Private Cloud

An isolated cloud network to operate resources in a secure environment. Learn more

Get for Free

Server Guard

An easy to use service that provides real-time monitoring of servers to ensure high availability. Learn more

Get for Free

CloudMonitor

Automate performance monitoring of all your web resources and applications in real-time. Learn more

Get for Free

Message Service

A distributed message queuing and notification service. Learn more

Get for Free

Key Management Service

A secure and easy-to-use service to create, control, and manage encryption keys. Learn more

Get for Free

Log Service

An all-in-one service for log-type data. Learn more

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Resource Orchestration Service

Simplify the Operations and Management (O&M) of your computing resources. Learn more

Get for Free

Start to Use Your Free Credit in 4 Easy Steps

  • Register an account and add a verified payment method
  • Receive $300 New User Free Credit
  • Order Alibaba Cloud products
  • Credits are deducted during product payment process

Terms of New User Free Credit

  • 1. This campaign applies to users who registered their first Alibaba Cloud account after 2017-05-18 17:00 (UTC+8).
  • 2. The $300 New User Free Credit is divided into two parts:
    (1) One $50 Elastic Computing dedicated free credit. This credit can be used to purchase cloud servers (ECS), Server Load Balancer, and Elastic IPs on intl.aliyun.com, and is applicable for Subscription and Pay-As-You-Go payment models.. Please note: This credit cannot be used in conjunction with special offers, e.g. the Starter Packages.
    (2) One $250 non- Elastic Computing free credit. This credit can be used to purchase any combination of products or services listed below, applicable for both Subscription and Pay-As-You-Go models. The maximum free credit amount that can be used to purchase any one product is $250. Applicable products include: ApsaraDB for RDS, ApsaraDB for Redis, Object Storage Service, Table Store, Alibaba Cloud CDN, Data Transmission Service, E-MapReduce, Anti-DDoS Pro, Mobile Security, Web Application Firewall, and ApsaraVideo Live.
  • 3. The New User Free Credit is valid for up to 60 days after registration, or until the credit has reached a balance of USD $0.
  • 4. After you have successfully added a verified payment method, Alibaba Cloud will automatically send the New User Free Credit to your account, on condition that you qualify for this promotion. Please add a payment method as soon as possible after registration.
  • 5. The New User Free Credit works on a “deduction” basis, which applies to the agreements on our website. You will thus be charged any difference when your order fee exceeds your available free credit amount.
  • 6. Resources purchased with the New User Free Credit will NOT be automatically released after initial usage. You will need to manually release resources that you do not wish to continue using.
  • 7. PayPal is currently not supported for purchase of Pay-As-You-Go services. To get the most out of your New User Free Credit, we recommend you set a credit card as your payment method.
  • 8. Each user has only one chance to participate in this campaign. If an individual user has multiple accounts, only one account is eligible to participate.
  • 9. Disclaimer:
    (1) Alibaba Cloud may adjust product configuration, prices and availability of products applicable for the New User Free Credit according to business needs. Thus, users who join this campaign at different times may not experience the same access to products.
    (2) To guarantee fairness, Alibaba Cloud holds the right to disqualify users who engage in the following activities: malicious registration, usage of a stolen credit card, fraud, use the Alibaba Cloud services for bitcoin mining or similar purposes, illegal activities with Alibaba Cloud products, or other activities that conflict with our terms of service.

FAQs

1. How do I release resources?
The release of your instance can be conducted by logging into the console and navigating to Elastic Computing Service > Instances, check the box next to the instance you want to stop, and click “Release Instance”. Please note that releasing an instance will delete the virtual machine (instance), including its attached disks and the data contained within it.
2. How to check the status of my New User Free Credit?
The status of your New User Free Credit can be checked by logging into the console and clicking on View Bills > Coupon Management.
3. Why haven’t I received my New User Free Credit?
After you have successfully added a verified payment method, Alibaba Cloud will automatically send the New User Free Credit to your account, on the condition that you qualify for this promotion. If you have questions regarding this issue, we suggest you contact our Post-Sales team via a work order through the console.
4. I need support from the Pre-Sales team, how can I contact them?
If you have any questions regarding this campaign, please contact us by submitting a ticket within the console at Technical Support > Open a new ticket > Pre-sale Support. Technical Questions can also be answered in the Technical Support section on the console.
5. Why have I received $25 USD + $275 USD New User Free Credit?
Alibaba Cloud has recently adjusted our guidelines for New User Free Credit. As of July 13th 2017, new customers who added their verified payment method before the change received $25 USD credit for Elastic Computing products + $275 USD credit for non-Elastic Computing products. New users who verified their payment method after the change now receive $50 USD credit for Elastic Computing products + $250 USD credit for non-Elastic Computing products.
Users who received credit before the change, are eligible for the previous usage guidelines up until 2017-07-27 24:00 UTC+8. For further information, please see your email and console message notifications.

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