You can configure a simple application server to be automatically renewed when the server is created or manually renew the server after it is created. This topic describes how to manually renew a server.

Background information

A simple application server automatically stops 15 days after it expires. The data of the server is retained for another 15 days as of the moment the server stops. You can start the server by renewing it within these 15 days. If the server is not renewed within this period of time, the server is released and its data cannot be recovered.

Unexpired servers can also be renewed. We recommend that you renew servers before they expire to prevent your business from being affected.

Renew a server by using the Overview page of the server

  1. Log on to the Simple Application Server console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Servers.
  3. Click the card of the server to be renewed.
  4. In the Server Information section of the Overview page, click Renew.
    Renew a server by using the Overview page of the server
  5. On the Renew page, set Subscription Time and confirm the server configurations and original and new expiration times.
    Renewal informationYou can find the following sections on the Renew page:
    • Section ①: shows the server configurations and the original expiration time before the server is renewed.
    • Section ②: shows the renewal periods that can be selected and the new expiration time after the server is renewed.
  6. After you confirm the server configurations and expiration times, read the General Terms and End User License, and then select I have read and agree General Terms and I have read and agree End User License. Then, click Buy Now.
  7. On the Purchase page, confirm the order, select a payment method, and then click Purchase.
    After the payment is made, go back to the Servers page of the Simple Application Server console to view the information of the renewed server.

Renew a server by using the Renewal page of the Billing Management console

  1. Log on to the Simple Application Server console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click Expenses to go to the Billing Management console.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Renewal.
  4. On the Renewal page, click Simple Application Server.
    Renew a server on the International site (alibabacloud.com)
  5. On the Manual tab, find the server to be renewed and click Renew in the Actions column.
  6. On the Renew page, set Subscription Time and confirm the server configurations and original and new expiration times.
    Renewal informationYou can find the following sections on the Renew page:
    • Section ①: shows the server configurations and the original expiration time before the server is renewed.
    • Section ②: shows the renewal periods that can be selected and the new expiration time after the server is renewed.
  7. After you confirm the server configurations and expiration times, read the General Terms and End User License, and then select I have read and agree General Terms and I have read and agree End User License. Then, click Buy Now.
  8. On the Purchase page, confirm the order, select a payment method, and then click Purchase.
    After the payment is made, go back to the Servers page of the Simple Application Server console to view the information of the renewed server.