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Alibaba Cloud Tech Share – 12 typical application scenarios of Alibaba Cloud Server

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Today, Alibaba Cloud provides users with a rich set of products. Users started with website construction may feel confused in front of so many different technologies and products such as ECS, RDS and OSS. Wuhan Jiexun Information Technology Co., Ltd., the Alibaba-Cloud-authorized service center in Hubei province, makes full use of the materials on the Alibaba Cloud official website to provide users with a series of typical Alibaba Cloud application scenarios for website construction and the technologies involved in each scenario. After reading this article, you can clearly understand which services and products are required for your application to be implemented.
 
The following describes the possible products and concepts involved in some typical applications.
 
1. One-stop website construction
 
Alibaba Cloud provides domain name and cloud resolution services while its cloud marketplace provides complete website construction services. To construct a small website, an ECS instance is sufficient.
 
1. Domain registration: top service provider in the domestic domain market with 19 years of experience in providing professional domain services and over 30 types of domains. 2. Cloud resolution: provide secure, stable and ultra high-speed domain resolution services with tens of billions of daily resolution responses. 3. Free filing: provide the face service and free use of the cloud server. 4. Website construction service: provide full-process service supervision and full refund for unsatisfactory service. 5. Cloud server: provide elastic scalability, high security and stability and great ease-of-use.
 
2. On-demand flexible scaling
 
It is recommended to use flexible elastic scaling along with the cloud server to automatically increase/decrease ECS instances when the business increases/declines.
 
1. Given that the number of website visits is low in the initial phase, all resources including applications, databases and files are stored on the same cloud server to reduce costs. 2. You can use images to quickly deploy the website without installation. Also, various runtime environments including PHP, Java, ASP and ASP.NET are available. 3. During marketing promotion, website traffic may increase dramatically. By using additional cloud servers, you can complete capacity expansion in minutes with load balancing and horizontal scaling. 4. When your services encounter obvious peaks/troughs or you cannot foresee traffic fluctuation, it is recommended to use flexible elastic scaling to automatically increase/decrease ECS instances when the business increases/declines.
 
3. Accelerated access
 
By using OSS and CDN, you can address the storage of mass website images. By using OSS along with CDN, you can effectively address the challenge of storing mass website images.
 
1. When users in different regions encounter slow website access, you can use the CDN acceleration function, which provides over 500 domestic nodes and over 30 overseas nodes covering mainstream operators including education networks, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Tietong, China Unicom and Dr. Peng Telecom & Media Group. 2. If your website hosts a number of static resources, it is recommended to isolate static content from dynamic content. By using CDN along with OSS, you can store mass static resources to effectively accelerate content loading and the distribution of various content including website images and video clips. 3. If your website provides services including video/audio on demand, large file downloading (such as downloading installation packages), it is recommended to use CDN along with OSS to accelerate resource recovery and save approximately two thirds of resource recovery bandwidth costs.
 
4. Mass image storage
 
By using OSS and CDN, you can address the storage of mass website images. By using OSS along with CDN, you can effectively address the challenge of storing mass website images.
 
1. Storing mass images on cloud servers requires a high bandwidth cost. By using CDN along with OSS, you can directly write or read data including streaming writing and file writing. 2. If your website hosts a number of static resources, it is recommended to isolate static content from dynamic content. By using CDN along with OSS, you can store mass static resources to effectively accelerate content loading and the distribution of various content including website images and video clips. 3. If you want to accelerate the distribution of mass images, it is recommended to use CDN with OSS to greatly accelerate distribution and reduce costs.
 
5. High-concurrency support
 
Alibaba Cloud provides load balancing along with cloud servers to address any high-concurrency scenarios. Also, you can cache hotspot data by enabling the caching service and use DRDS to implement database/table splitting at the data layer.
 
1. At the web layer, constructing and maintaining the load balancing system by yourself is costly. Alibaba Cloud provides Server Load Balancers and cloud servers to achieve horizontal scaling and theoretically address any high-concurrency scenarios, securing better ease-of-use than traditional technologies. 2. For static resources, you can resolve access performance problems resulting from a high concurrency by accelerating the access to static files using CDN. 3. At the caching layer, most websites follow the 28 rule, namely 80% of access requests will eventually point to 20% of data. For this reason, you can cache hotspot data using OCS to relieve the pressure on the access paths and databases for that data. 4. At the data layer, you can implement the separation of reading and writing using RDS as well as database and table splitting using DRDS to easily resolve capacity and performance problems resulting from a high concurrency.
 
6. Website attack defense
 
Alibaba Cloud Security Basic Protection provides up to 5GB of default DDoS protection and application protection capacity. Also, you can use Alibaba Cloud Security Server Guard for brute-force attacks and Anti-DDoS Pro for high-traffic DDoS attacks.
 
1. Websites are most vulnerable to hacker attacks. By launching DDoS or CC attacks on a real server, hackers can easily paralyze websites. Alibaba Cloud Security Basic Protection provides up to 5GB of default DDoS protection and application protection capacity. 2. After suffering from high-traffic DDoS attacks, users can redirect the attacks to Anti-DDoS Pro by configuring this program, ensuring the stability and reliability of source websites. 3. For brute-force attacks, Alibaba Security Server Guard can summarize and analyze the data for all add-ons in real time in the cloud processing center. Once a brute-force attack is matched, its source IP address is blocked immediately to prevent the server from brute-force password guessing.
 
7. Data backup
 
Cloud servers support data backup by creating snapshots while OSS provides triple backup for static files. Alibaba Cloud RDS provides the auto and manual backup modes. In the auto mode, data will be automatically backed up and uploaded to OSS on a daily basis.
 
1. Server data backup: cloud servers support manually or automatically creating snapshots for instances. By doing this, you can save the system data at a point of time as a data copy or for image creation. Also, each disk supports up to 64 snapshots. 2. For static data file backup, OSS provides triple backup and automatic failure recovery with a data reliability index of 99.99999999%. 3. For database backup, Alibaba Cloud RDS provides the auto and manual backup modes. In the auto mode, data will be automatically backed up and uploaded to OSS, improving data disaster recovery performance while effectively reducing disk space occupation.
 
8. Searching/recommendation
 
By enabling the searching service, you can enjoy a professional searching service featuring low technical complexity, low entry barriers and low costs. Also, you can use the recommended engines along with MaxCompute for the same purpose.
 
1. Constructing and optimizing search engine applications by yourself requires high technical costs. By enabling the searching service, you can enjoy a professional searching service featuring low technical complexity, low entry barriers and low costs. 2. To construct a personal recommendation system and implement the "idolatry thousand people thousand" accurate marketing, you can use the recommended engines along with MaxCompute to estimate users' preferred data tools in real time and to customize recommended algorithms for enterprises to help them achieve their business goals.
 
9. Website migration
 
You can leverage the data migration service to migrate local databases to Alibaba Cloud. Also, you can use ossimport2 to sync local static files to OSS or directly use other website migration services provided in the cloud market.
 
1. Registered website migration: You can migrate registered websites to Alibaba Cloud simply by completing 6 steps using cloud servers for free. 2. Database migration: To migrate local database to Alibaba Cloud, you can use the incremental migration function of DTS without affecting the operation of local services, minimizing application downtime during data migration. 3. Static file migration: By using ossimport2, you can sync local files or the files stored on third-party cloud servers to OSS using numerous available migration methods. 4. The cloud marketplace offers website migration services to easily migrate your website with little effort.
 
10. Visual analysis
 
You can meet various user BI analysis requirements using MaxCompute along with ECS, ADS/RDS and other BI reporting tools.
 
1. Personal advertising promotion can dramatically improve promotion sales. MaxCompute helps you to take advantage of various analysis functions including complicated machine learning and data mining. It can also help with advertising promotion including personal recommendation, and various BI reports. 2. Data visualization (DataV) helps non-professional engineers to construct professional visual application on the GUI for daily service monitoring, scheduling and presentation scenarios.
 
11. Global customer service
 
It is recommended to purchase the overseas node deployment service for Alibaba Cloud ECS. In this way, you can use the CDN acceleration function when users from different regions encounter slow website access. CDN provides over 500 domestic nodes and over 30 overseas nodes.
 
1. Given that your customers may come from anywhere around the world, Alibaba Cloud enables you to set up a data center for hosting your website from any region including the US West, Middle East, or Asian Pacific with a simple click. 2. When users in different regions encounter slow website access, you can use the CDN acceleration function, which provides over 500 domestic nodes and over 30 overseas nodes covering mainstream operators including education networks, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Tietong, China Unicom and Dr. Peng Telecom & Media Group. 3. If your website hosts a number of static resources, it is recommended to isolate static content from dynamic content. By using CDN along with OSS, you can store mass static resources to effectively accelerate content loading and the distribution of various content including website images and video clips. 4. If your website provides services including video/audio on demand, large file downloading (such as downloading installation packages), it is recommended to use CDN along with OSS to accelerate resource recovery and save approximately two third of resource recovery bandwidth costs.
 
12. Website construction
 
You can deploy services on Alibaba Cloud servers. During website construction, the Alibaba Cloud market also provides hundreds of high-quality website templates that allow you to construct your website in several minutes. You can also contact our professional website construction team to customize your website.
 
1. Hundreds of quality website templates are available including website space and traffic. With those templates, you can construct your enterprise official website in as little as 3 minutes. 2. For e-commerce, you can select our professional website construction team to quickly construct your personal website. 3. You can select enterprise website services that are available from the region the nearest to you. 4. Advanced website customization services are available along with a dedicated designer team for maximum branding effect. 5. Other services including mobile website construction, mobile phone official website customization and mobile internet planning are also available.
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