A basic bandwidth plan provides bandwidth resources for data transmission worldwide over the Internet and the internal network of Alibaba Cloud. However, a basic bandwidth plan based on leased lines cannot be used for content delivery acceleration between mainland China and other areas. A basic bandwidth plan is required when you want to accelerate the network traffic transmission within mainland China, or between mainland China and other areas.

Bandwidth types

Basic bandwidth plans support the following types of bandwidth: basic, enhanced, and premium. The following table shows that the acceleration type, acceleration backend service, and acceleration scope of a basic bandwidth plan can vary based on the bandwidth type.
Bandwidth type Workload type Accelerated object Acceleration scope
Basic bandwidth Applications that are deployed on Alibaba Cloud
  • Elastic Compute Service (ECS)
  • Server Load Balancer (SLB)
  • Alibaba Cloud public IP address
By default, networking within mainland China is accelerated. You can also purchase a cross-border bandwidth plan. This allows you to optimize the acceleration of networking between mainland China and other areas.
Enhanced bandwidth
  • Applications that are deployed on Alibaba Cloud
  • Applications that are not deployed on Alibaba Cloud
  • ECS
  • SLB
  • Alibaba Cloud public IP address
  • Custom IP address
  • Custom domain name
By default, networking within mainland China is accelerated. You can also purchase a cross-border bandwidth plan. This allows you to optimize the acceleration of networking between mainland China and other areas.
Premium bandwidth
  • Applications that are deployed on Alibaba Cloud
  • Applications that are not deployed on Alibaba Cloud
  • ECS
  • SLB
  • Alibaba Cloud public IP address
  • Custom IP address
  • Custom domain name
By default, network connections are accelerated on a global scale. Network traffic that is transmitted from mainland China to other areas is directed to the Hong Kong (China) region. Then, this traffic is forwarded to the global network. You can also purchase a cross-border bandwidth plan. This allows you to optimize the acceleration of network connections between mainland China and other areas.
Note You can specify ECS or SLB as the backend service type only when your account is included in the whitelist of GA. If you want to specify ECS or SLB as the backend service type, submit a ticket.

Purchase a basic bandwidth plan

To purchase a basic bandwidth plan, go to the buy page.