This topic describes how to activate CDN. You can use CDN only after the service is activated.


Before you perform the tasks described in this document, make sure that you have completed account registration and real-name authentication with Alibaba Cloud.


  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud CDN platform.
  2. Click Buy Now.
  3. On the Enable Service page, select a billing method as needed.

    For more information about CDN billing methods, see CDN pricing.

  4. Select I agree with Alibaba Cloud CDN Agreement of Service and click Enable Now.
    On the Confirm Order page, click Console to go to the CDN console.

API operations

You can call API operations listed in the following table to manage the CDN service.
Operation Description
OpenCdnService Activates the CDN service.
ModifyCdnService Changes the billing method of the CDN service.
DescribeCdnService Queries the status of the CDN service.
DescribeCdnUserResourcePackage Queries the current data transfer package.
DescribeCdnUserQuota Queries the limit of resources for your account and the resource usage information.