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An Introduction to Web Hosting

A web hosting service is a type of internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the internet. Hosting websites on the cloud helps you leverage full server capacity with no downside or any upfront investment cost.

By harnessing, and improving on, the latest cloud technology and security systems, Alibaba Cloud web hosting solutions can power your personal website and empower your online business. We provide increased site security and stability with quick deployments while reducing your cost on development and IT maintenance.

Benefits of Alibaba Cloud Web Hosting

Cloud hosting equips companies with flexible, cost-effective, and scalable websites.

No CapEx

Cloud hosting is cost-effective as it requires no upfront capital expenditure (CapEx)

Scalable & Elastic

Cloud servers are highly scalable allowing on demand provisioning of resources in real time


Utilize the latest in web application security to stop online threats

Global Data Centers

Using multiple data centers, cloud hosting is reliable and has the capability to handle high traffic flow easily.

Recommended Products for Web Hosting

Products and services that can take your website to the next level.

Elastic Compute Service

An online computing service that offers elastic and secure virtual cloud servers to cater all your cloud hosting needs. Learn More

From $4.34 / month

Relational Database Service

ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server is an on-demand database hosting for MySQL. Learn More

From $8.77 / month

Object Storage Service

An encrypted and secure cloud storage service which stores, processes and accesses massive amounts of data. Learn More

Pay As You Go

Web Application Firewall

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

From $299 / month

Domain Name Service

Provides a stable, fast, secure, and smart DNS resolution management service for all types of domain names. Learn More

From $0.29 / month

Content Delivery Network

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

Pay As You Go

Server Load Balancer

Respond to sudden traffic spikes and minimize response time with Server Load. Learn More

From $0.005 / hour

Anti-DDoS Premium

Protecting your business from loss of income and users as well as reputation damage caused by potential DDoS attacks. Learn More

From $1,600 / month


Over 40 million domain registered here, no hidden fees and charges. Learn More

From $0.18 / year

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Alibaba Cloud Web Hosting Solution

Are you a small to medium-sized business? View our recommended solution architectures and learn how we can help solve your business challenges.

Web Hosting For Small & Medium Websites

High peaks and oscillating traffic lead to either under-provisioning or over provisioning of resources on conventional data centers. This solution demonstrates how to create Elastic Compute Service server instances, and how to leverage the power of the ApsaraDB RDS service to move power-hungry database functions away from a primary web server in order to increase performance and reduce maintenance requirements.

Simple Application Server (SAS)

Deploy a lightweight cloud server in seconds for rapid and easy-to-use application management. Learn More

  • 1 Core CPU 0.5 GB Memory
  • 1 TB Transfer 20 GB SSD
  • WordPress US West 1 Silicon Valley
Starting from $4.50 / month

A Simple Solution Deployed in Seconds

One-stop management to simplify operations

Browser-based terminal for remote management

Quick application development assistance

Skip application installation with pre-installed image

Unrivaled performance for China & ICP Support

Host Websites with Simple Application Server

Find the perfect domain
from $0.18 / year
Search Domain
Host your domain
from $5.90 / month
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Alibaba Cloud DNS
from $0.29 / month
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Start Building & Creating Websites

Integrated with one of the world’s most popular web publishing platforms for building blogs and websites. Deploy WordPress on Alibaba Cloud servers in 5 minutes.
A world-class website publishing platform offering professionally designed websites, with powerful features for any business.
Build, secure and run better websites and applications on Alibaba Cloud with Plesk. Includes all your server management and security tools plus WordPress automation.

Migrate Websites from AWS to Alibaba Cloud

Ready to migrate? Speed up web hosting migration and minimize errors with migration tools or work one on one with our engineer team by using our migration service.

Key Products and Services Recommended for Migration

This solution architecture describes how you can migrate a WordPress website hosted on AWS to Alibaba Cloud, and is applicable to most websites and web applications.

  • Elastic Compute Service (ECS)
  • Alibaba Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN)
  • Server Load Balancer (SLB)
  • Auto Scaling
  • ApsaraDB for RDS
  • Object Storage Service (OSS)

Customer Success Stories


IaaS & IUS market share in APAC (Gartner 2018)


Global regions


Cloud services including compute, storage, and etc


CDN nodes worldwide