This topic describes how to create an Internet-facing Classic Load Balancer (CLB) instance.

Note Before you create a CLB instance, you must plan the configuration, which includes the region, type, and billing mode of the CLB instance. For more information, see Make preparations.
This topic includes the following operations:
  1. Create a CLB instance

    A CLB instance is a running entity that provides the CLB service.

  2. Configure a CLB instance

    After you create a CLB instance, you must add listeners and backend servers.

  3. Configure a CNAME record (optional)

    Use Alibaba Cloud DNS to resolve a domain name to the IP address of the CLB instance. Then, the CLB instance can provide external services.

  4. Release an SLB instance

    If a CLB instance is no longer needed, delete the instance to avoid unexpected fees.