A basic bandwidth plan provides the global transmission bandwidth over the Internet and the transmission bandwidth over the internal network of Alibaba Cloud. A basic bandwidth plan is required if you want to accelerate networking within mainland China or between mainland China and other areas.

Background information

Basic bandwidth plans support three types of bandwidth: standard acceleration bandwidth, enhanced acceleration bandwidth, and premium acceleration bandwidth. The acceleration type, acceleration backend service, and acceleration scope of a basic bandwidth plan vary depending on the bandwidth type, as shown in the following table.
Bandwidth type Acceleration type Accelerated object Acceleration scope
Standard acceleration bandwidth Applications that are deployed on Alibaba Cloud Alibaba Cloud Elastic IP Address By default, network connections within mainland China are accelerated. If you also purchase a cross-border bandwidth plan, network connections between mainland China and areas outside China are also accelerated.
Enhanced acceleration bandwidth
  • Applications that are deployed on Alibaba Cloud
  • Applications that are not deployed on Alibaba Cloud
  • Alibaba Cloud Elastic IP Address
  • Custom IP address
  • Custom domain name
By default, network connections within mainland China are accelerated. If you also purchase a cross-border bandwidth plan, network connections between mainland China and areas outside China are also accelerated.
Premium acceleration bandwidth
  • Applications that are deployed on Alibaba Cloud
  • Applications that are not deployed on Alibaba Cloud
  • Alibaba Cloud Elastic IP Address
  • Custom IP address
  • Custom domain name
By default, network connections are accelerated on a global scale. Network traffic transmitted from mainland China to areas outside China is accelerated in the China (Hong Kong) region. If you also purchase a cross-border bandwidth plan, the acceleration of network connections between mainland China and areas outside China are reinforced.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Global Accelerator console.
  2. On the Instances page, click Buy Basic Bandwidth Plan.
  3. On the buy page, set the following parameters of the basic bandwidth plan, click Buy Now, and then pay for the cross-border bandwidth plan.
    Parameter Description
    Bandwidth Type Select a bandwidth type for the basic bandwidth plan.

    The following options are available: Basic, Enhanced, and Advanced.

    Peak Bandwidth Specify a value as the peak bandwidth for the basic bandwidth plan.
    Duration Set the subscription period of the basic bandwidth plan.