Quickly Deploy Ecommerce Platforms on Alibaba Cloud Servers

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Pricing
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Ecommerce Software Fee
$0.00/Month
$0.00/Year
*Ready-to-launch ecommerce images with web stacks
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Cloud Server Cost
1 vCPU + 1 GB Memory + 40 GB Disk
(ecs.t5-lc1m1.small)
40% OFF
$5.38/Month
$55.27/Year
*The discount is only open to new users of ECS
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Total Cost
$5.38/Month
$55.27/Year
*The total cost is charged on monthly and yearly basis
Step-By-Step Guide
This step-by-step guide will help you subscribe one virtual cloud server or one Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance from Alibaba Cloud to run pre-configured ecommerce software images in minutes.
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1、 Select OpenCart image as an example from Alibaba Cloud
First you can enter your User Name and Password to log in to Alibaba Cloud Portal. When you enter into ECS Purchase Wizard, you can use the customized interface to select the billing and configuration from cloud regions and instance type families. In this guide, we select ecs.t5-lc1m1.small instance from instance type families as the OpenCart instance.

a.Click on Marketplace Image on the left-hand side, search for OpenCart, look for Opencart E-Commerce powered by Miri Infotech, then click Select.

b. You may also click the button Buy Now directly in this page, which will be redirected into the webpage of ECS purchase wizard. Then you don’t need to select OpenCart from Marketplace Image again.
Complete the configuration and spot OpenCart instance at Alibaba Cloud Console.
Now you can load the next screen and configure networking including VPC, Bandwidth and Security Group. Proceed with the Key Pair, connect to your ECS instances via a Terminal using Secure Shell (SSH). Confirm with all configurations and then proceed to checkout.

Open the Alibaba Cloud Management Console and find Elastic Compute Service using left side bar. Now you can click the Running in Singapore and spot the running instance that you just selected.
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Connect to the instance in Terminal
Connect to the purchased instance in Terminal (we use iTerm in MacOS), you can open the terminal and input the command as follows: ssh root@ip address. After that, you need to input your password when you set up in Key Pair of ECS purchase wizard, and then login the Alibaba Cloud ECS successfully.

For Windows OS users, you may open Putty for SSH and type at “Host Name”. For instance, you may type “root” as username and “root@123” as password.
Configure following Linux command in terminal to launch OpenCart
Command: cp /var/www/html/config-dist.php /var/www/html/config.php
Command: cp /var/www/html/admin/config-dist.php /var/www/html/admin/config.php
Command: chmod 0777 /var/www/html/config.php
Command: chmod 0777 /var/www/html/admin/config.php

Now you can get the Instance IP Address as shown in the screenshot above and access the application using your browser.
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Complete all software configuration details
Read license agreement and check configuration setting.
Now you can start with the configuration of Database and Admin Details using the following information:
Host: localhost
Username (For Database): miriuseropencart
Password (For Database): miri2018
Database Name: miriopencart

Now your have username and password to log in your shopping cart system.
Start to Enjoy Your Application
Congratulations! Now you have your Ecommerce site running on Alibaba Cloud ECS. You can manage, customize, and configure it, as you like.
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1、 Select OpenCart image as an example from Alibaba Cloud
First you can enter your User Name and Password to log in to Alibaba Cloud Portal. When you enter into ECS Purchase Wizard, you can use the customized interface to select the billing and configuration from cloud regions and instance type families. In this guide, we select ecs.t5-lc1m1.small instance from instance type families as the OpenCart instance.

a.Click on Marketplace Image on the left-hand side, search for OpenCart, look for Opencart E-Commerce powered by Miri Infotech, then click Select.

b. You may also click the button Buy Now directly in this page, which will be redirected into the webpage of ECS purchase wizard. Then you don’t need to select OpenCart from Marketplace Image again.
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Complete the configuration and spot OpenCart instance at Alibaba Cloud Console.
Now you can load the next screen and configure networking including VPC, Bandwidth and Security Group. Proceed with the Key Pair, connect to your ECS instances via a Terminal using Secure Shell (SSH). Confirm with all configurations and then proceed to checkout.

Open the Alibaba Cloud Management Console and find Elastic Compute Service using left side bar. Now you can click the Running in Singapore and spot the running instance that you just selected.
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Connect to the instance in Terminal
Connect to the purchased instance in Terminal (we use iTerm in MacOS), you can open the terminal and input the command as follows: ssh root@ip address. After that, you need to input your password when you set up in Key Pair of ECS purchase wizard, and then login the Alibaba Cloud ECS successfully.

For Windows OS users, you may open Putty for SSH and type at “Host Name”. For instance, you may type “root” as username and “root@123” as password.
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Configure following Linux command in terminal to launch OpenCart
Command: cp /var/www/html/config-dist.php /var/www/html/config.php
Command: cp /var/www/html/admin/config-dist.php /var/www/html/admin/config.php
Command: chmod 0777 /var/www/html/config.php
Command: chmod 0777 /var/www/html/admin/config.php

Now you can get the Instance IP Address as shown in the screenshot above and access the application using your browser.
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Complete all software configuration details
Read license agreement and check configuration setting.
Now you can start with the configuration of Database and Admin Details using the following information:
Host: localhost
Username (For Database): miriuseropencart
Password (For Database): miri2018
Database Name: miriopencart

Now your have username and password to log in your shopping cart system.
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Start to Enjoy Your Application
Congratulations! Now you have your Ecommerce site running on Alibaba Cloud ECS. You can manage, customize, and configure it, as you like.
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    FAQ

    • 1. “Ecommerce Hosting Offer” Special Terms
      For each Ecommerce image above, customers can enjoy one 30—40% off on their first purchase of ECS instance from Alibaba Cloud. 30% off for new personal accounts. Get 40% off for new business accounts. Business account application can be submitted under Real-name Registration within your Account Management. The discounted instance can be any configuration, with any cloud plan. If you have multiple accounts, only one account is eligible to participate.
    • 2. Where is this campaign available?
      This campaign is open to new customers who registered in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tai Wan, Macau, Australia, and New Zealand.
    • 3. I bought an ECS instance before, can I still enjoy the discount in this campaign?
      This campaign is only open to new users of ECS. If you have bought one of these products in the past, you are ineligible for the promotion on that particular product. For example, if you bought RDS but not ECS in the past, you can still receive a discount on the first instance on the ECS, but not RDS.
    • 4. Does this offer apply to yearly subscriptions?
      Yes, this applies to any cloud plan, including yearly, monthly, bi-monthly, etc. The longer the term, the greater the discount.
    • 5. If I order more than one instance per product, will the discount apply to all of them?
      No, the discount will be applied to one instance only. We suggest that you first place an order with one instance to get the discount, and then place separate orders for rest of the instances.
    • 6. Are coupons applicable for use on discounted products?
      No, the coupons are not applicable for this offer.
    • 7. Are there any limitations of purchasing discounted Domain?
      Yes, you can get $6.5/year for a .com domain and $1.69/year for .cn domain, both are available in first year only. Coupons, exclusive offers and other credits are not applicable to it. Available only for users who have not purchased .com or .cn domain before.
    • 8. Can I purchase WordPress instances on other discounted ECS?
      Yes, you can enjoy 50% off for the select prepaid ECS servers yearly subscription.
      Entry-level ECS Special Terms:
      • 50% off for the select prepaid ECS servers yearly subscription.
      • Offer limited to 3 servers for each user.
      • The prices are for new purchases only; regular, non-discounted prices apply for subsequent renewals.
      • Regions and availability zones: Asia Pacific SE 3 (Kuala Lumpur) Zone A, Asia Pacific SE 2 (Sydney) Zone A, US West 1 (Silicon Valley) Zone A+B, EU Central 1 (Frankfurt) Zone A.
      • Support selected instance types: xn4, n4, mn4, e4.

      Advanced ECS Special Terms:
      • 40% off all ECS servers yearly subscription for any regions and configurations, except Dubai region.
      • Offer limited to 1 server per user.
      • The prices are for new purchases only. Regular, non-discounted prices apply for subsequent renewals.
      • According to PRC laws and regulations, users who purchase servers in Mainland China regions must provide real name registration. Real name registration typically takes 2-4 working days. In order to enjoy the special offer, we suggest you begin the real name registration process now.

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