Purpose of the quick start

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

Quick start flowchart

If you use Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for RDS for the first time, see Limits.

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