General procedure to use RDS

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2017

Purpose of the quick start

This document describes the procedure right from e purchasing an RDS instance to its usage. It also elaborates on how to create an ApsaraDB for RDS instance, perform basic settings, and connect to the instance database.

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 you use Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for RDS for the frist time, see Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for RDS restrictions and Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for RDS console.

The following diagram explains the steps you must follow right from creating an instance to using it.

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