Prepare Alibaba Cloud account. If your account is successfully verified, follow these steps to activate the MaxCompute service.


  1. Log on to your Alibaba Cloud account on the login page.
  2. Go to the MaxCompute homepage and click Buy Now.
  3. Select the billing method and click Buy Now.

    MaxCompute has two payment options: Subscription (CU cost) and Pay-As-You-Go. For more information, see Charge.

  4. Confirm your order and then click Pay.

    After the service is successfully activated, the following page is displayed.

    After activating MaxCompute, you can create a project. For more information, see Create a project.