This topic describes how to get started with Alibaba Cloud CDN.

More details about Alibaba Cloud CDN

Purchase guide

  • Alibaba Cloud CDN is billed for basic services (required) and value-added services (optional). Choose a metering method based on your business requirements. For more information, see Billing overview.
  • Alibaba Cloud CDN provides cost-effective resource plans. For more information, see Guidelines for choosing resource plans.

Quick start

The following figure and video tutorial show how to get started with Alibaba Cloud CDN.

Quick start
  1. Activate Alibaba Cloud CDN
  2. Add a domain name
  3. Configure system-recommended features (optional)
  4. Test whether a domain name is accessible (optional)
  5. Add a CNAME record for a domain name

Determine the accelerated region

Visitor location Acceleration performance Accelerated region
Chinese mainland All requests are scheduled to edge nodes that are deployed in the Chinese mainland. Requests from outside the Chinese mainland are scheduled to edge nodes managed by China Telecom (East China Division). Mainland China only
Regions outside the Chinese mainland All requests are scheduled to edge nodes that are deployed outside the Chinese mainland. Requests from the Chinese mainland are scheduled to edge nodes that are deployed in Japan, Singapore, or Hong Kong (China). Global (Excluding Mainland China)
Global All requests are scheduled to the nearest edge nodes. Global

Advanced features and best practices

For more information, see Console guide and Best Practices.

Feedback and suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions about Alibaba Cloud CDN, you can report them through the following methods. Alibaba Cloud customer service will follow up on your feedback.

  • If you find errors in the documentation, including link errors, content errors, and API errors, you can click the Feedback icon on the right side of the page to report the errors.
  • If you have questions about Alibaba Cloud CDN, you can request online customer service or submit a ticket.