An Introduction to Web Hosting
Alibaba Cloud provides web hosting solutions suitable for businesses of all sizes. We help you reduce development, maintenance, and IT costs while guaranteeing the security and stability of your site. Download our first of three Ebooks below.
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What Customers Say

Alibaba Cloud Web Hosting Solution is a robust and resilient infrastructure for a seamless experience for customers and thereby empowering your business.
Strikingly switched cloud providers to Alibaba Cloud to leverage an international cloud network while accessing specialized services for the China market.
The Strikingly Team
Alibaba Cloud is the best way for a U.S. or an international company to fire up a website in China and get ICP support.
Senior Director of Digital Technology, Balazs Franciszti

The Benefits of Alibaba Cloud Web Hosting

Solution Architectures

Web Hosting For Small Websites
Web Hosting For Small Websites
Developing and deploying a scalable, globally-available web application on conventional data centers involves a lot of manual effort which results in lower efficiency. High peaks and oscillating traffic lead to either under-provisioning or over provisioning of resources. When a user visits your site, their request goes straight to your web server, but heavy static files are served from OSS, minimizing the load on your server.
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Web Hosting for Medium Websites
Web Hosting for Medium Websites
When a user visits your site the CDN automatically fetches it from OSS. Dynamic content is served by a fleet of ECS instances running behind Server Load Balancer. The number of running ECS instances can grow and shrink with demand meaning you pay only for the resources you need: you no longer need to do capacity planning. Pressure on the RDS database is reduced using a read replica.
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Web Hosting for Large Websites
Web Hosting for Large Websites
Larger sites need to defend against attack as well as guarantee performance. Traffic from users is first sent through Anti-DDoS where malicious traffic is scrubbed. Only real user traffic is sent on to the CDN. The CDN serves static content from the nearest edge location guaranteeing high speeds for users. If content is not found the CDN automatically retrieves it from OSS. Dynamic requests are sent on to the web servers.
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Interested in Doing Business in China?

  • China Connect
    We knows what it takes to be successful and secure in China. ChinaConnect is an easy one-stop solution for your company to access our advanced cloud infrastructure and do business in China.
  • ICP Registration Support
    Learn how to obtain an ICP Filing or ICP Commercial License to host your website in Mainland China

Security and Compliance

We are committed to providing stable, reliable, secure, and compliant cloud computing infrastructure services across major jurisdictions around the world.
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  • GDPR
  • C5
  • Trusted Cloud
  • DJCP MLPS
  • CSA STAR
  • AICPA

Preferred Web Hosting Products

Elastic Compute Service
An online computing service that offers elastic and secure virtual cloud servers to cater all your cloud hosting needs.
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Simple Application Server
A single server-based service for application deployment, security management, O&M monitoring
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Web Hosting
Web Hosting from $0.99/month
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Quick Start For Your Website

1Get a Domain Name
2Purchase a Server
3Build Your Website
4Need More Website Tools?
1Get a Domain Name
.COM
With over 110 million registered users globally, .COM is the most used generic domain name.
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.NET
As one of the oldest and most established domains, the .NET domain establishes your presence on the Internet.
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.VIP
Every enterprise, every institution, and even every project has their own VIP.
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2Purchase a Server
Elastic Compute Service
Elastic Compute Service An online computing service that offers elastic and secure virtual cloud servers to cater all your cloud hosting needs.
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Simple Application Server
A single server-based service for application deployment, security management and O&M monitoring
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ECS Bare Metal Instance
An elastic and horizontally scalable high-performance computing service providing the same computing performance as traditional physical servers
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3Build Your Website
Plesk
Build, secure and run better websites and applications on Alibaba Cloud with Plesk.
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Strikingly
Strikingly is a world-class website publishing platform for professionally designed websites.
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WordPress
WordPress is a pre-configured, ready to run image for running WordPress on Alibaba Cloud.
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4Need More Website Tools?
cPanel
The cPanel ecosystem spans hundreds of developers, thousands of hosting providers, and millions of users.
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Ghost
Ghost is a fully open source, easy to use platform for building and running a modern online publication.
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phpBB
A flat-forum bulletin board software solution that can be used to power your entire website.
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Start Creating with Website Builders

Wordpress
Integrated with one of the world’s most popular web publishing platforms for building blogs and websites. We, IGS, provide a list of images pre-integrated with most popular software for web solution.
Plesk
Build, secure and run better websites and applications on Alibaba Cloud with Plesk. Includes all your server management and security tools plus WordPress automation.
cPanel
The cPanel & WHM ecosystem spans hundreds of developers, thousands of hosting providers, and millions of domains around the world, powered by a two-pronged web hosting and automation dashboard.

Resources

Tutorial for Cloud Web Hosting Package
This article introduces how to quickly set up a WordPress-powered blog website on Alibaba Cloud.
Web Hosting White Paper
Best Practices for Web Application Hosting
ICP Filing Instructions
Receive advice on acquiring a China ICP license.

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