Getting Started with Alibaba Cloud

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Quick Start Videos

Video tutorials to get you up and running quickly with various Alibaba Cloud products

Setting Up a Free Account on Alibaba Cloud - Part 1

Learn and experience the power of Alibaba Cloud with a free trial worth up to $450-$1300 USD

How to Quickly Set Up a Web Server with Simple Application Server

Provision a fully functional cloud-based server in just a few minutes with Alibaba Cloud Simple Application Server.

Protect Your Websites from Cyberattacks with WAF

Discover how to protect your website from attacks with Web Application Firewall (WAF)

How to Set Up a Multi-tier WordPress Site on Alibaba Cloud

Learn how to set up a multi-tier WordPress site on an Alibaba Cloud ECS instance with an ApsaraDB for RDS database.

Set Up Container Service Part 1

Learn how to run and manage Docker applications with Container Service

Large-Scale Data Warehousing with MaxCompute

Learn how to effectively query massive datasets and conduct big data analysis with MaxCompute

Use Your Local Machine as Development Environment

Learn how to setup your local computer to be able to use Alibaba Cloud developer tools without having to go into your console.

Push Notifications and Messaging for Android

Learn how to create and set up messages and notifications and send them to Android devices.

Elastic Compute Service (ECS)

Elastic and secure virtual cloud servers to cater to all your cloud hosting needs.

ApsaraDB for RDS

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

Object Storage Service (OSS)

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

Hybrid Cloud

Highly reliable and secure hybrid cloud deployment solutions for enterprises


Accelerate software development and delivery by integrating DevOps with the cloud

Internet of Things (IoT)

Quickly build automated solutions with data-driven and highly scalable IoT solutions

Tools and Resources


Explore helpful resources from the Alibaba Cloud community


Extensive product guides & FAQs on Alibaba Cloud product offering

Developer Center

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