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For New Users

2-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 $300-$1200 USD

Setting Up a Free Account on Alibaba Cloud - Part 2

Learn and experience the power of Alibaba Cloud with a free trial worth up to $300-$1200 USD

Launch a Linux Instance on ECS

Learn how to launch a Linux instance on Alibaba Cloud ECS.

Launch a Windows Instance on ECS

Learn how to launch a Windows instance on Alibaba Cloud ECS.

Purchasing and Managing Alibaba Cloud ECS Instances - Part 1

Discover how to manage Alibaba Cloud ECS instances on your console

Purchasing and Managing Alibaba Cloud ECS Instances - Part 2

Discover how to manage Alibaba Cloud ECS instances on your console

Website Hosting & Domain Names - Part 1

Learn how to set up web hosting and domain name for your new website

Website Hosting & Domain Names - Part 2

Learn how to set up web hosting and domain name for your new website

Website Hosting & Domain Names - Part 3

Learn how to set up web hosting and domain name for your new website

Set Up WordPress in One-Click

Discover how to set up a WordPress site in one-click

Launch an RDS Instance on Alibaba Cloud

Learn how to launch an RDS instance on Alibaba Cloud with ApsaraDB.

Accelerate Your Website with Alibaba Cloud CDN

Discover how you can accelerate your website with Alibaba Cloud CDN.

Store and Manage Your Media Files with OSS

Learn how to store and manage your media files on Object Storage Service (OSS).

Set Up an Ecommerce Website on Alibaba Cloud

Learn how to easily set up an ecommerce website with Web Hosting and WooCommerce.

Protect Your Websites from Cyberattacks with WAF

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

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.

For Advanced Users

Set Up a Magento Website on Ubuntu 14.04

Learn how to set up a Magento website on Ubuntu 14.04

Configure a WIMP stack on Alibaba Cloud ECS

Explore how to configure a WIMP stack on Alibaba Cloud ECS

Deploy a Django Application on Ubuntu 14.04

Find out how to deploy a Django application on Alibaba Cloud ECS.

Install a LEMP Stack on Ubuntu 14.04

Learn how to deploy a LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 14.04.

Manage Traffic with Server Load Balancer

Discover how to manage traffic on multiple servers with Server Load Balancer.

Build a Website with Web Hosting

Learn how to build a website with Alibaba Cloud Web Hosting.

Deploy Drupal on Ubuntu 14.04

Learn how to deploy Drupal on Ubuntu 14.04.

Install a LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 14.04

Find out how to deploy a LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 14.04.

Set Up Container Service Part 1

Learn how to run and manage Docker applications with Container Service

Set Up Container Service Part 2

Learn how to run and manage Docker applications with Container Service

Set Up Container Service Part 3

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

Build a Global Live Video Platform with ApsaraVideo Live

Discover how to establish a high-quality global live video platform with ApsaraVideo Live

Provision Clusters for Big Data Processing with E-MapReduce

Simplify Hadoop cluster provisioning and Big Data processing with E-MapReduce

Set Up an IDE for Big Data with DataWorks

Learn how to visually develop and manage Big Data applications with DataWorks

Set Up Secure Cloud Networks with Express Connect

Learn how to build stable and secure cloud networks with Express Connect

Safeguard Your Servers with WAF Anti-Bot Features

Prevent unwanted access to servers with the anti-bot features of Web Application Firewall (WAF)

How to Build a Network of Servers on Alibaba Cloud

Learn how to connect Alibaba Cloud Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) in different regions with VPN Gateway.

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.

Back Up and Recover Data on AsparaDB for RDS MySQL

This tutorial will show you how to get started with ApsaraDB for RDS MySQL and how you can ensure your data is backed up, including automatic and manual backups.

Migrate a MySQL Database to ApsaraDB for RDS MySQL

This tutorial will show you how to create an ApsaraDB for RDS MySQL instance to which you can then migrate an existing database.

Getting Started with Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for Memcache SDK with NodeJS

Learn how to set up Alibaba Cloud’s ApsaraDB for Memcache with the Alibaba Cloud SDK and NodeJS.

Migrate a PostgreSQL Database to ApsaraDB – Part 1

This tutorial will show you how to migrate an existing PostgreSQL database onto Alibaba Cloud with ApsaraDB for RDS .

Migrate a PostgreSQL Database to ApsaraDB – Part 2

This tutorial will show you how to migrate an existing PostgreSQL database onto Alibaba Cloud with ApsaraDB for RDS .

Migrate a MySQL Database to Alibaba Cloud ECS

This tutorial explains how to migrate a MySQL server to Alibaba Cloud with an ECS instance.

Migrate and Back Up a Redis Database to ApsaraDB for Redis

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to migrate and back up a local Redis database with ApsaraDB for Redis.

Migrate and Back Up a MongoDB Database to ApsaraDB for MongoDB

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to migrate and back up a local MongoDB database with ApsaraDB for MongoDB.

Community Tutorials

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.

3-Minute Product Videos

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.

Server Load Balancer

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

Alibaba Cloud CDN

A scalable and cost-effective content delivery network for accelerated distribution of any type of content to users across the globe.

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.

Express Connect

A dedicated network connection for fast, stable, and secure private network communication between different cloud network environments.

Anti-DDoS

A value-added service to protect your online business from malicious DDoS attacks

Elastic MapReduce

A Big Data service that uses Apache Hadoop and Spark to greatly simplify data processing

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

An isolated cloud network for you to operate in a secure and private environment

Solution Videos

Digital Marketing

Transform your business into a customer-centric brand while keeping campaigns cost effective

E-Commerce

A suite of computing services that help enterprises build and run their own online e-commerce platform

Gaming

Spin capacity up or down and grow your game rapidly with high global availability

Multimedia

An array of powerful multimedia services for a smooth and rich user experience

Hybrid Cloud

Highly reliable and secure hybrid cloud deployment solutions for enterprises

DevOps

Accelerate software development and delivery by integrating DevOps with the cloud

Web Hosting

Robust and resilient web hosting infrastructure ensuring a seamless experience for customers

Big Data

Get valuable business insights from your data with Alibaba Cloud Big Data suite of products

IoT

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