This topic describes how to create a subscription instance for users who need only one or two instances and do not need complex network configurations.

Go to the buy page

Go to the Custom Launch page.

If you have not created an Alibaba Cloud account, create one first. For more information, see Sign up with Alibaba Cloud.

Purchase an instance

  1. Configure parameters in the Basic Configurations step and click Next: Networking.

    This table describes some parameters to which you must pay attention. For the other parameters, keep the default values if you have no specific requirements.

    Parameter Description
    Region Select a region that is close to the region of your customer. This provides your customer with a higher access speed and lower latency.

    The China (Hangzhou) region is used in this example.

    Instance Type Select an appropriate instance type.
    • Individual applications: The ecs.s6-c1m2.small instance type with 1 vCPU and 2 GiB memory is recommended.
    • Applications for small and medium-sized enterprises: The ecs.c5.large instance type with 2 vCPUs and 4 GiB memory is recommended.
    Image Specify the operating system of the instance.
    • Public Image: Select a pure operating system, such as Linux or Windows.
    • Custom Image: Select an operating system that is deployed with an application environment.

    The Aliyun Linux 2.1903 LTS 64-bit public image is used in this example.

    Quantity The quantity is set to 1 by default.
    Duration The duration is set to 1 month by default.
  2. In the Networking step, configure the public IP address, and click Next: System Configurations.

    Set the Bandwidth parameter, and use the default settings of the Network Type and Security Group parameters.

    Parameter Description
    Network Type A VPC is created by default.
    Public IP Address Set the public bandwidth. The default value is 1 Mbit/s.
    Security Group A security group is created by default.
  3. In the System Configurations (Optional) step, set the logon password of the instance and click Preview.
  4. Read and select the service terms and click Create Order.
  5. Confirm and pay for the order.
Note For more information about all the parameters, see Create an instance by using the provided wizard.

Connect to the ECS instance

  1. In the Enter VNC Password dialog box that appears, click Modify VNC Password.
  2. Modify the password. In the Enter VNC Password dialog box that appears, enter your new password, and click OK.
  3. On the instance logon page, enter the username and password of the instance.

Release an expired instance

You can manually release a subscription instance after it expires. If you do not renew the instance after it expires, the instance is automatically released.