General procedure to use RDS

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2017

Purpose of the quick start

This document describes how to create an ApsaraDB for RDS instance, perform basic settings, and connect to the instance database, helping you know the procedures from buying an RDS instance to using the instance.

Target reader

  • Users buying an ApsaraDB for RDS instance for the first time.

  • Users who need to perform basic settings for the instance they created.

  • Users who want to know how to connect to an ApsaraDB for RDS instance.

Quick start flowchart

If it is the first time for you to use Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for RDS, see Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for RDS restrictions and Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for RDS console.

Generally, you need to perform the following operations from buying an RDS instance to using the instance.

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