This topic describes how to create an ApsaraDB for Redis instance and connect to databases on the instance. This topic also describes how to manage an instance.

Intended audience

  • Users who purchase an ApsaraDB for Redis instance for the first time.
  • Users who require more information about how to connect to an ApsaraDB for Redis instance.

Flowchart for an ApsaraDB for Redis instance

If you use the ApsaraDB for Redis instance for the first time, read Limits and ApsaraDB for Redis console.

ApsaraDB for Redis is fully compatible with native Redis commands. Alibaba Cloud provides some proprietary commands to improve user experience. For more information about supported commands and Alibaba Cloud proprietary commands, see Redis commands.

To purchase an ApsaraDB for Redis instance and use the instance, follow these steps:

Figure 1. Flowchart for an ApsaraDB for Redis instance
Flowchart for an ApsaraDB for Redis instance