Simple Application Server

A single server-based service for application deployment, security management, O&M monitoring, and more

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Overview

Simple Application Server is a new generation computing service for stand-alone application scenarios. It provides one-click application deployment and supports all-in-one services such as domain name resolution, website publishing, security, O&M, and application management. This optimizes the user experience of setting up a simple application and makes it easier for entry-level users to use cloud computing products.


Benefits

Quick Start

  • Initiate an application in just 30 seconds with one-click

All-in-one Experience

  • Single interface integration for domain name resolution, website publishing, and server management operations

Range of Images and Applications

  • Alibaba Cloud's carefully curated Marketplace provides a wide selection of popular images to choose from

Cost-effective

  • Monthly package payments as low as $4.50 a month


Product Details

Simple Application Server is a lightweight cloud server offering a one-stop service to enhance your server experience and efficiency. Fast and easy to manage, it provides single server-based application deployment, security management, operation and maintenance, monitoring, and other services.


Features

Package

Package comprises:

  • Common application images and system images carefully curated by Alibaba Cloud

  • Cloud server computing resources, SSD-based storage, and network resources

  • Integrates with Alibaba Cloud's other basic product functions (including DNS and VPC)

Images

The image of Simple Application Server comprises application image and system image.

  • The application image comprises the following components: applications and related initialization data, running environment required for applications, and the underlying OS. After the application image is installed, applications can be directly started with Simple Application Server by making changes to the initialization information, which reduces the number of upload and installation steps required for an application, achieving “out-of-box” application deployment.

  • The system image only comprises the initial OS and does not comprise any application and environment information. This provides a pure initial environment and you can install required applications as needed. It is suitable for users who know the system and application environment configurations well.

Instances

  • The image of Simple Application Server comprises application image and system image.

  • For more information about ECS, please refer to specific ECS instance type families.

Storage

  • Simple Application Server uses SSD Cloud Sisk storage in all series for improved performance.

  • For an introduction to cloud disk, please refer to the cloud disk parameter and performance test method here.

Network

Network of Simple Application Server is an ECS-based Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

  • Public network: a public network PublicIP (which cannot be added individually) is configured for each Simple Application Server, and fixed public network bandwidth communication is also configured. Note: the public network PublicIP for a VPC is a NAT IP address, which cannot be queried through command lines through the machine.

  • Intranet: multiple Simple Application Server instances in the same account are in the same VPC Intranet by default. Interconnection among multiple instances is achieved through Intranet. Intranet has a 1Gbps shared bandwidth.

Product Integration

Simple Application Server integrates with multiple Alibaba Cloud products to help you set up and manage applications. The main types are as follows and will be added to in the future.

  • Domain name resolution, specifying a domain name and directing the domain name to an IP address to a current server.

  • HTTPS encrypted access (CA certificate), configuring HTTPS encrypted access for web services by specifying the purchased CA certificate.

  • VPC Intranet: multiple Simple Application Server instances in the same account are in the same VPC Intranet by default.


Payment Model

Simple Application Server provides a monthly package of resources at a fixed charge and currently supports monthly and yearly pre-payment payment methods. Please note that if the traffic exceeds the upper limit of the package in the current month, the exceeding traffic will be charged at the Pay-As-You-Go rate.

The following prices are for reference only. Exact prices can be found on the product purchase page.


Linux/Unix OS

CPUMemorySSDTransferPrice
1 Core0.5GB20GB1TBUS$4.50/Month
1 Core1GB30GB2TBUS$9/Month
1 Core2GB40GB3TBUS$19/Month
2 Cores4GB60GB4TBUS$39/Month
2 Cores8GB80GB5TBUS$79/Month

In certain regions, including Asia Pacific SE 2 (Sydney), the above package flow package is halved to 0.5TB, 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB, 2.5TB respectively.


Windows

CPUMemorySSDTransferPrice
1 Core1GB40GB1TBUS$9/Month
1 Core1GB40GB2TBUS$16/Month
1 Core2GB40GB3TBUS$29/Month
2 Cores4GB60GB4TBUS$54/Month
2 Cores8GB80GB5TBUS$99/Month

In certain regions, including Asia Pacific SE 2 (Sydney), the above package flow package is halved to 0.5TB, 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB, 2.5TB respectively.

Network Traffic Fee (Not included in package)

RegionPrice
US West 1 (Silicon Valley)US$0.077/GB
Asia Pacific SE 2 (Sydney)US$0.13/GB
EU Central 1 (Frankfurt)US$0.07/GB

Scenario

The following are common Alibaba Cloud Simple Application Server scenarios:

1) Creating small websites and personal blogs

2) Creating a learning environment

3) Running web programs

4) Building e-commerce websites

Architecture Diagram

Architecture Diagram

Getting Started

Simple Application Server allows you to build personal applications with ease and perform server management and maintenance.

Using the Console to Manage Simple Application Server

The Alibaba Cloud console provides a simple web-based user interface that allows you to access and configure Alibaba Cloud Simple Application Server. From the console, you can create applications and perform server management and maintenance. For step-by-step instructions on managing Simple Application Server through the console, please see the product's Quick Reference documentation.

Developer Resources

Before using the Alibaba Cloud Simple Application Server, please read the Simple Application Server Documentation to familiarize yourself with user instructions and notes.

Resources

The following resources will help you understand how to build applications on Alibaba Cloud Simple Application Server, including common procedures and precautions for using this service.

Documentation

FAQs

1. What is Simple Application Server?

Simple Application Server is a new computing service designed as a standalone application. It provides one-click application deployment, supports all-in-one services such as domain name resolution, website publishing, security, O&M, and application management. This greatly optimizes the experience of setting up a simple application and makes it easier for entry-level users to operate and use cloud computing products.

2. What resources does Simple Application Server comprise of?

Package of Simple Application Server comprises:

- Common application images and system images carefully compiled by Alibaba Cloud,

- Cloud server computing resources, SSD-based storage, and free traffic packages with a certain capacity,

- Integrates with Alibaba Cloud's other basic product functions (such as DNS and VPC).

3. What can Simple Application Server do?

Simple Access Management can be used to create a personal blog or enterprise website, learning/development environment, and small e-commerce websites.

4. Which operation systems are currently supported by Simple Application Server?

Simple Application Server can be used to create a personal blog or enterprise website, learning/development environment, and small e-commerce websites.

5. How is traffic for Simple Application Server charged?

Simple Application Server provides a monthly package of resources whereby traffic is calculated each month. If the traffic exceeds the upper limit of the package in the present month, the exceeding traffic will be charged by Pay-As-You-Go.

6. Which programs or software can I run on Simple Application Server?

Simple Application Server provides a large variety of applications via images such as WordPress, LAMP, Drupal, Joomla !, Node.js, GitLab, Ghost, Chyrp, Opencart, Magento, and Jenkins.

You can also log on to the server and download and install other applications.

7. How do I access Simple Application Server instances?

Simple Application Server provides a browser-based Web SSH connection tool. You can access the Linux/Unix server with one-click from the console or log on to the Windows server through a browser.

Similarly, you can access the Linux/Unix server via the local SSH client or access the Windows server via the RDP client.

8. How do I back up data in Simple Application Server instances?

Simple Application Server provides a snapshot for backing up server data. Three snapshots are available for each instance.

9. Which regions can Simple Application Server be deployed in?

Simple Application Server can be deployed in US West (Silicon Valley), Asia Pacific SE 1 (Kuala Lumpur), and Asia Pacific SE 2 (Sydney). The product will be deployed in other regions in the future.

10. How is Simple Application Server billed?

Simple Application Server provides a monthly package with a fixed charge.

11. Which limitations are required for Simple Application Server?

Each user can run up to five Simple Application Servers simultaneously. A maximum of three snapshots and 50 firewall rules can be created for each server.

Pre-installed software in /usr/local of /home/staragent/, /usr/local/aegis, and /usr/local/cloudmonitor is a program and library file relied by the environment and cannot be freely modified.

Port 25 of the server cannot be used to send a mail externally. If you need to send a mail externally, you can use port 465 to send a mail using an external mailbox.

12.What is the peak bandwidth of Simple Application Server? Can this be modified?

The peak bandwidth of Simple Application Server instances is 30Mbps. This cannot be modified by the user. If you need higher peak bandwidth, we suggest you purchase ECS separately and set the peak bandwidth up to 200Mbps.