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16 products. What will you build?

Elastic Compute Services(ECS) (Choose 1 of 2)

Choose one configuration to start your free trial:
Network Enhanced/Compute Optimized
2 Core CPU  4 GB Memory
2 Months Free Trial
Ideal for high traffic web applications
Network Enhanced/Compute Optimized
4 Core CPU  8 GB Memory
1 Month Free Trial
For high concurrency web applications, MMO game, data analysis

Network Enhanced/Compute Optimized

  • 2 C 4 GB
  • 40 GB ultra cloud/SSD disk
  • 1 TB data transfer
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ApsaraDB for RDS

An on-demand database hosting service for MySQL, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL.

2 months
1 MySQL/Microsoft SQL Server/PostgreSQL instance

ApsaraDB for RDS

2 Core CPU 4 GB memory

20 GB SSD storage

MySQL 5.6, Microsoft SQL Server or PostgreSQL 9.4

Master and slave framework, or single compute node

Database for MongoDB

Supports the ReplicaSet and Sharding architectures and widely used for Internet, iOT, gaming, Finance, and other scenarios.

2 months
One WiredTiger instance

Database for MongoDB

2Core CPU 4GB memory

20GB storage

WiredTiger storage engine

Classic network

Object Storage Service

An encrypted and secure cloud storage for all your data storage needs.

500 GB
Standard storage

Object Storage Service

Receive a USD $12 OSS credit which can be redeemed for the following:

500 GB Standard storage

500,000 put/post/delete

500,000 get/head

Server Load Balancer

Handle sudden traffic spikes, minimize response time and maintain 99.99% availability of your web application.

750 hrs
1 SLB instance rental
300+ GB
downstream traffic

Server Load Balancer

Receive a USD $55 SLB credit which can be redeemed for the following:

1 public SLB instance * 750+ hrs

300-400 GB downstream traffic*

* The actual traffic volume varies depending on the data center you select.

Developer After-sales Support Plan

Supports unlimited amount of technical tickets.

1 month
Developer after-sales support plan

Developer After-sales Support Plan

Unlimited ticket of technical support

Supported by senior technical staff

Ticket response maintained within 8 hours

Function Compute

A fully hosted and serverless running environment that takes away the need to manage infrastructure.

1 MM
Calls each month
400 K
GB * seconds each month

Function Compute

1 million calls per month

400,000 GB-seconds per month

The free offer is with no expiration date

* Free calls and execution duration are automatically cleared at the beginning of each calendar month

Content Moderation

Image and video moderation service that accurately detects inappropriate content.

31 days
Free to use
3,000
Images to scan everyday

Content Moderation

Scan 3,000 images each day for free within the first 31 days

. Tech Domain Name

Gives you the opportunity to get a web address that truly showcases your tech brand.

1 year
Free to use

. Tech Domain Name

ICANN Fee included

Free update prohibition lock service

Free transfer prohibition lock service

Always Free Products

Expand your cloud’s capabilities with unlimited access to 20+ free products from Alibaba Cloud and our marketplace service providers.

Container Service

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Free to Use

Container Service for Kubernetes

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Free to Use

Container Registry

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Free to Use

Auto Scaling

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Free to Use

VPC

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Free to Use

Server Guard Basic

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Free to Use

Anti-DDoS Basic

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Free to Use

DataWorks

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Free to Use

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Get additional free credits or cash by sharing your expertise with us. Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Join the Alibaba Cloud Tech Share program

  • Write and share product tutorials

  • Selected articles can earn at least $500 USD in credit or $200 in cash

About Alibaba Cloud

As the cloud computing arm and a business unit of Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA), Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of global cloud computing services to help power and grow your business.
No. 1 Largest
Public cloud service provider in Asia
No. 3 Largest
Public cloud service provider worldwide
1
Account managing data centers globally
1300+
CDN nodes wordwide
2.3 million
Customers worldwide

Terms & Conditions

• Only accounts created after June 1, 2018, 07:00 UTC are eligible for the free trial offers. You may participate in the free trial within one year from the date you register an Alibaba Cloud account.
• With this free trial offer, a user can try each product for free once. If you have multiple accounts, only one account is eligible to participate.
• Users who pass our Company Real Name Registration verification process are eligible for Enterprise Free Trial. Those who have already joined our Individual Free Trial are not eligible for the Enterprise Free Trial.

FAQs

Will I be charged if exceed the usage of free trial?
Yes, you will simply pay standard service rates for the extra usage if you exceed the dollar value or allotted time during the free trial period.
Will the free trail instance stop automatically after the free trial expires?
Yes. For pre-paid products, when your free trial expires, the pre-paid instances will stop automatically and immediately. If you want to continue using them, please renew or upgrade before they expire.
How can I continue using an instance used during free trial?
You can renew or upgrade the instance when the free trial expires, using the same purchase process as for any other instances.
Can the data transfer plan together with the free trial instance be renewed?
The data transfer plan does not support renewals. After you renew the ECS instance, the data transfer generated by the instance will be charged with the standard pay-as-you-go fee, just like a regular ECS instance. If you require large amounts of data transfer, we suggest buying the Data Transfer Package, which can be also purchased on the ECS purchase page.
Why I clicked the free trial of OSS, SLB and Table Store, their buy pages are still with prices?
For Pay-As-You-Go products like OSS, SLB and Table Store, you will receive dedicated product credits, which will be deducted automatically when you use the resources. Please note if your usage exceeds the free trial offer, you will be charged at the standard rate, you can choose to stop using the resources if you don’t want to get billed.
How long is the valid period of the product credit for free trial?
The credits for trialing the Pay-As-You-Go products will be valid for a period of 60 days.
Which regions are included in the free trial offer?
All regions except for Japan and Dubai are included in this free trial offer. In very few cases, you may find some regions are temporarily out of resources. If this is the case, we recommend to try other regions instead.
Do free trial instances support upgrades?
Yes, your free trial instances can be upgraded just like any other instances.
I chose the account type as “individual” when registered, how can I upgrade to “enterprise” account?
Currently we don’t support account self-upgrade, you can file a work order to get assistance from our post-sales team.
Free Trial Offers
Users who meet the above criteria are eligible to receive the following free trial offers:

Elastic Compute Services (ECS)
For Individual Free Trial, you can use the following services free for 1 calendar month:
• One of the following ECS instances: ecs.t5-lc2m1.nano, ecs.t5-lc1m1.small, ecs.t5-lc1m2.small, ecs.t5-lc1m2.large
• 30-40 GB ultra cloud disk or SSD disk.
• 50 GB downstream data transfer*.
For Enterprise Free Trial, you can use the following services for free:
• One ecs.sn1ne.large ECS instance for 2 months, or one ecs.sn1ne.xlarge for 1 month
• 40 GB ultra cloud disk or SSD disk.
• 1 TB downstream data transfer*.
* The data transfer is only applicable for your free trial ECS instance. And the upstream data transfer is always free.

Server Load Balancer (SLB)
For Individual Free Trial, you will receive a USD $15 SLB credit, which can be applied to reduce the SLB usage fee. The usage can be 750+ hours rental for one public network shared-performance SLB instance and 50-150 GB downstream traffic*.
For Enterprise Free Trial, you will be given a USD $55 SLB credit, which can be applied to reduce the SLB usage fee. The usage can be 750+ hours rental for one public network shared-performance SLB instance and 300-400 GB downstream traffic*.
* The actual traffic volume varies depending on the data center you select, and the upstream data transfer is always free.

Function Compute
Get the following services for free when you use the Function Compute, and there’s no expire date:
• 1 million calls free each month
• 400,000 GB-seconds free each month
* The free calls and execution duration are automatically cleared at the beginning of each calendar month.
ApsaraDB for RDS
For Individual Free Trial, you can use one instance free for 1 calendar month:
• Choose one database types from MySQL 5.6 High-availability, MySQL 5.7 Basic, or PostgreSQL 9.4 High-availability.
• The instance is with the following configurations:
-  1 Core CPU, 1 GB Memory
-  20 GB Storage
For Enterprise Free Trial, you can use one instance free for 2 calendar months:
• Choose one database types from MySQL 5.6 High-availability, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 WEB-basic or PostgreSQL 9.4 High-availability.
• The instance is with the following configurations:
-  2 Core CPU, 4 GB Memory
-  20 GB Storage

ApsaraDB for Redis
For Individual Free Trial, you can use one 4GB Master-Slave instance free for 1 calendar month, with standard architecture and classic network.
For Enterprise Free Trial, you can use one 8GB Master-Slave instance free for 2 calendar months, with standard architecture and classic network.

ApsaraDB for MongoDB
For Individual Free Trial, you can use one instance with the following configurations free for 1 calendar month:
• 1 Core, 2 GB
• 20 GB storage
• WiredTiger storage engine
• Classic network
For Enterprise Free Trial, you can use one instance with the following configurations free for 2 calendar months:
• 2 Core, 4 GB
• 20 GB storage
• WiredTiger storage engine
• Classic network

Object Storage Service (OSS)
For Individual Free Trial, you will be given a USD $5 OSS credit, which can be applied towards any of the following:
• Standard Storage 100 GB
• 50,000 Put/Post/Delete in total
• 50,000 Get/Head in total
For Enterprise Free Trial, you will be given a USD $12 OSS credit, which can be applied towards any of the following:
• Standard Storage 500 GB
• 500,000 Put/Post/Delete in total
• 500,000 Get/Head in total

Table Store
You will get a USD $19 USD Table Store credit, which can be applied towards one of the following:
The usage can be 100GB storage on Capacity type of instance for 750 hrs, or 50GB storage on High-performance type of instance for 750 hrs, and 50+ GB downstream traffic (the upstream data transfer is always free).

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
You will get USD $17 Table Store credit, which can be applied towards 100GB storage use for 1 calendar month.

Content Moderation
For the 1st 31 days you activate Content Moderation, you get 3,000 images to scan for free each day.
API Gateway
For the 1st year you activate API Gateway, you get 1 million free calls each month.

DirectMail
• Free for 6 calendar months
• 50,000 emails in total

Enterprise Distributed Application Service (EDAS)
The standard edition of the EDAS service, which supports at most 20 instances, is free for 1 calendar month.

Developer After-sales Support Plan
The Developer After-sale Support Plan is free for 1 calendar month and includes the following services:
• Unlimited tickets for technical support
• Supported by senior technical staff
• Tickets response time within 8 hours

Certification: Operate & Manage ECS
• Unlimited viewing of our training video
• 2 chances to take the certification exam for free

Disclaimer
• Alibaba Cloud reserves the right to disqualify users who engage in the following activities on our platform and/or with our services: credit card theft, fraud, bitcoin mining or similar conduct, illegal activities, or any other activity that conflicts with our terms of service. You will not be eligible for the free trial if you or your organization create(s) more than one account to receive the benefits under the free trial. You will be charged standard rates for use of Alibaba Cloud services if we determine that you are not eligible for the free trial.
• Users who apply for the Enterprise Free Trial will be asked to submit certain company information, which will not be used for any other purpose except for the verification process.
• Alibaba reserves the right to adjust the products in this free trial campaign and end the campaign at any time.

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