Purpose of the quick start

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

Target reader

  • Users who buy 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 first time, see Limits and Instance management interface for PPAS.

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