You can purchase an Alibaba Cloud Marketplace image to create ECS instances with a pre-installed running environment or software applications. These images can be used for scenarios such as website creation, application development, and visualized management. ECS can be used out-of-the-box, which is time-saving and convenient.
Alibaba Cloud Marketplace is a network platform established by Alibaba Cloud. Images are provided by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Alibaba Cloud Marketplace images integrate specific software environments and features such as the PHP runtime environment and the control panel into the operating system.
If you create an instance by using an Alibaba Cloud Marketplace image, your license may not be valid. If you encounter this problem, contact the image vendors for technical support.
Create an instance by using an Alibaba Cloud Marketplace image
To create an ECS instance by using an Alibaba Cloud Marketplace image, follow these steps:
- Log on to the ECS console.
- In the left-side navigation pane, choose .
- In the top navigation bar, select a region.
- On the Instances page, click Create Instance. The Custom Launch page appears.
- Specify the instance type. In the Image section, choose . For more information, see Create an ECS instance.
- In the dialog box that appears, click All Categories and select an image, or search for the image by keywords.
- Select the desired image and configure other parameters. Click Preview and Create Instance. For more information, see Create an ECS instance.
Purchase an image from Alibaba Cloud Marketplace and create an instance
After you purchase an image from Alibaba Cloud Marketplace, you can follow these steps to create an ECS instance:
- Go to Alibaba Cloud Marketplace.
- Select the image that you need and click Buy Now.
- Optional:Log on to the Alibaba Cloud Management console.
- The purchased image is displayed in the Image section. Configure other parameters, and click Confirm Order and Create Instance. For more information, see Create an ECS instance.
Note The configuration and image fees are displayed in the lower part of the Preview page. Before you create an instance, confirm the configuration information.
After you purchase Alibaba Cloud Marketplace images, you can go to the Billing Management page to view consumption information.
Change the operating system by using an Alibaba Cloud Marketplace image
On the Replace System Disk page, select Marketplace Image for Image Type and click Select from image market (including operating system). In the Image Market dialog box that appears, select the desired image. For more information, see Replace the system disk (non-public images).