New SSD Cloud Server Packages Now Available

Easy-to-use high-performance virtual machines with data transfer plan starting from $2.50 a month

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Starter Package 2.0 at a Glance

Configure an ECS cloud server and get a massive free data transfer at an unbeatable price

New Special Offers

Powerful CPUs at a lower cost

  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD
  • Data Transfer
  • AWS Price
  • Original
  • Limited Time
  • 1Core
  • 512 MB
  • 20 GB
  • 1 TB*
  • $3.50 USD/mo
  • $3.30 USD/mo
  • $2.50 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 1Core
  • 1 GB
  • 25 GB
  • 2 TB*
  • $5.00 USD/mo
  • $4.50 USD/mo
  • $3.75 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 1Core
  • 2 GB
  • 50 GB
  • 3 TB*
  • $10.00 USD/mo
  • $9.00 USD/mo
  • $7.50 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 2Core
  • 2 GB
  • 60 GB
  • 3 TB*
  • -
  • $13.50 USD/mo
  • $11.25 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 2Core
  • 4 GB
  • 80 GB
  • 4 TB*
  • $20.00 USD/mo
  • $18.00 USD/mo
  • $15.00 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 2Core
  • 8 GB
  • 80 GB
  • 5 TB*
  • $40.00 USD/mo
  • $36.00 USD/mo
  • $30.00 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 4Core
  • 16 GB
  • 320 GB
  • 6 TB*
  • $80.00 USD/mo
  • $72.00 USD/mo
  • $60.00 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 8Core
  • 32 GB
  • 500 GB
  • 7 TB*
  • $160.00 USD/mo
  • $144.00 USD/mo
  • $120.00 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD
  • Data Transfer
  • AWS Price
  • Original
  • Limited Time
  • 1 Core
  • 512 MB
  • 40 GB
  • 1 TB*
  • $8.00 USD/mo
  • $7.20 USD/mo
  • $6.00 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 1 Core
  • 1 GB
  • 40 GB
  • 2 TB*
  • $12.00 USD/mo
  • $10.80 USD/mo
  • $9.00 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 1 Core
  • 2 GB
  • 50 GB
  • 3 TB*
  • $20.00 USD/mo
  • $18.00 USD/mo
  • $15.00 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 2 Core
  • 2 GB
  • 60 GB
  • 3 TB*
  • -
  • $27.00 USD/mo
  • $22.50 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 2 Core
  • 4 GB
  • 80 GB
  • 4 TB*
  • $40.00 USD/mo
  • $36.00 USD/mo
  • $30.00 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 2 Core
  • 8 GB
  • 80 GB
  • 5 TB*
  • $70.00 USD/mo
  • $63.00 USD/mo
  • $52.50 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 4 Core
  • 16 GB
  • 320 GB
  • 6 TB*
  • $120.00 USD/mo
  • $108.00 USD/mo
  • $90.00 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • 8 Core
  • 32 GB
  • 500 GB
  • 7 TB*
  • $240.00 USD/mo
  • $216.00 USD/mo
  • $180.00 USD/mo
  • Get Started
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD
  • Data Transfer
  • AWS Price
  • Original
  • Limited Time
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD
  • Data Transfer
  • AWS Price
  • Original
  • Limited Time
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD
  • Data Transfer
  • AWS Price
  • Original
  • Limited Time
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD
  • Data Transfer
  • AWS Price
  • Original
  • Limited Time
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD
  • Data Transfer
  • AWS Price
  • Original
  • Limited Time
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD
  • Data Transfer
  • AWS Price
  • Original
  • Limited Time
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD
  • Data Transfer
  • AWS Price
  • Original
  • Limited Time
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD
  • Data Transfer
  • AWS Price
  • Original
  • Limited Time
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD
  • Data Transfer
  • AWS Price
  • Original
  • Limited Time
  • CPU
  • Memory
  • SSD
  • Data Transfer
  • AWS Price
  • Original
  • Limited Time

*Data Transfer of Sydney and Mumbai region are less than other worldwide regions'. Their packages are 1Core - 512 MB -1TB , 1Core -1GB - 1TB, 1Core - 2GB - 2TB, 2 Core - 2GB - 2TB, 2 Core - 4GB - 2TB, 2 Core - 8GB - 3TB, 4 Core - 16GB - 3TB, 8 Core - 32GB - 4TB. See FAQs for more details.


*Coupons cannot be uses for purchasing a Starter Package, including coupons received from Alibaba Cloud's Free Trial.

*The prices above apply to both newly purchased instances and renewals.

*Limited time offers will expire on October 10th, 2019. After that date, only the "Original" offer will be available.

*AWS's prices are as of June 12, 2019, and are subject to change.

ECS for Enterprises

Ideal for all enterprise application requirements

Network Enhancement Type

Ideal for: High PPS, front-end web servers, data analysis, batch computing, and video encoding

  • Hot Instance:
  • 2 Core CPU
  • 8 GB Memory
  • 40 GB SSD Cloud Disk

High-Frequency Compute Type

Ideal for: High-performance front-end web servers, and scientific and engineering computing

  • Hot Instance:
  • 4 Core CPU
  • 16 GB Memory
  • 40 GB SSD Cloud Disk

Local SSD Type

Ideal for: OLTP, high-performance relational databases, and NoSQL databases

  • Hot Instance:
  • 4 Core CPU
  • 32 GB Memory
  • 40 GB Local SSD Cloud Disk

GPU Compute Type

Ideal for: Deep learning, scientific computing, multimedia codec, and other GPU compute apps

  • Hot Instance:
  • 4 Core CPU
  • 30 GB Memory
  • 440 GB Local storage

ECS Key Features

Alibaba Cloud delivers a wide range of cloud computing solutions to you at a lower cost.
Why run your cloud servers anywhere else?

5X Higher Computing Performance

The Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2682 v4 and the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8163 Processor with a CPU clock speed of 2.5 GHz support up to 56 cores and 480 GB of memory.

4X Increase in Packet Handling

Based on the second generation of Apsara VSwitch, a proprietary technology stack by Alibaba Cloud, we provide up to 7 million packets per second (PPS) of packet forwarding capability, reducing latency by 66%.

3X Higher Intranet Bandwidth

Thanks to the second generation of Apsara VSwitch, our virtual machines can provide up to 30Gbps in networking throughput.

Local NVMe SSD Up to 240,000 IOPS

The highest random read and write I/O capability of one instance is 240,000 IOPS, with the access request latency remaining at 200 μs, the maximum sequential read throughput is 4 Gbit/s, and the maximum sequential write throughput is 2.4 Gbit/s.

Up to 8 Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs

Provide up to 125.6 TFLOPS in FP32 (single precision floating point) or 62.4 TFLOPS in FP64 (double precision floating point) performance.

Apsara Advantage

Alibaba Cloud is running on Apsara, our proprietary cloud operating system. It provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services, such as elastic computing, big data, storage, and security.

The Apsara Cloud Platform

The technology powering Aspara was born from years of experience gained through Alibaba Cloud's research and development. A single Apsara cluster can be scaled up to 5,000 servers with 100 petabyte storage capacity and 100,000 CPU cores.

Big Data Processing Capability

Apsara can handle the most challenging customer scenarios with 1 billion GB data storage and analysis capacity, and the processing power of 256K transactions per second.

Secure Your Data

Safeguard your ECS with free Anti-DDoS Basic service that protects against up to 5 GB DDoS attack. You can also leverage Server Guard, an easy to use free service that provides real-time monitoring of servers to ensure high availability.

Triple Data Reliability with Triplicate Technology

Our Distributed File System creates and distributes three copies of data onto different server nodes on different racks. Data reliability is further enhanced by implementing automatic snapshots.

Courses and Certifications

Take a few intro courses so you can hit the Cloud running with Alibaba Cloud

80% OFF

Operate And Manage A Cloud Server

Understand the advantage of a cloud server. Learn how to manage the server on the console.

  • Take the course
  • Test your knowledge
  • Get your certification
English 63 minutes Free Preview>

80% OFF

Construct a Website with WordPress

How to construct a dynamic website that can actively update its content by using WordPress

  • Take the course
  • Test your knowledge
  • Get your certification
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Migrate Your Application to Alibaba Cloud

Helps IT companies/Developers who want to move their business to Alibaba Cloud

  • Take the course
  • Test your knowledge
  • Get your certification
English 50 minutes

Products to Power Your Business

Make use of the best productivity and collaboration tools from Alibaba Cloud and our partners

  • 1TB Mailbox Storage
  • 10GB Personal Online Storage
  • 50 Mail Accounts

$0.00USD/mo Original:$276.50USD

  • Free ICANN Included
  • Free Update Prohibition Lock
  • FreeTransfer Prohibition Lock

$7.99USD/yr Original:$13.99USD

  • WordPress 4.9.8 on LAMP Ubuntu 16
  • Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP web stack
  • Easy Installation and Upgrades

$0.00USD + Alibaba Cloud Usage Fees

Security & Compliance

We are committed to providing stable, reliable, secure, and compliant cloud computing products and services.

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Starter Package FAQ

General

What products are included in the Starter Package plan?
An Elastic Compute Service instance and a Data Transfer Plan (DTS) are included in each Starter Package plan.
*Data Transfer of Sydney and Mumbai region are less than other worldwide regions'. Their packages are 1Core - 512 MB -1TB , 1Core -1GB - 1TB, 1Core - 2GB - 2TB, 2 Core - 2GB - 2TB, 2 Core - 4GB - 2TB, 2 Core - 8GB - 3TB, 4 Core - 16GB - 3TB, 8 Core - 32GB - 4TB.
*The first five packages (instances with 4GB memory or less) from each available region are using t5 standard instance . If users choose to upgrade to t5 unlimited instance using the ECS console, additional fees may be incurred and will not be covered by the cost of Starter Package.
Are there any restrictions on the usage of Data Transfer Plan (DTS) in Starter Package?
a) The DTS is valid for 30 days from the date of purchase, and the remaining traffic will be cleared once the DTS expires.
b) If the usage exceeds the DTS size, you will be charged according to the actual usage. See the traffic fee prices.
c) Since September 25, 2017, the DTS in the Starter Package is limited to be used by the ECS instance in the same package, that is, if the ECS is bound to Elastic IP or Server Load Balancer, traffic generated by them will be charged separately.
Who can purchase the Starter Package 2.0?
All registered users except users using Alibaba Cloud through agency, reseller and distributor.
How many ECS instances can I purchase through the starter package?
Each user can have no more than five instances with the Data Transfer Plans running at the same time, even if the user has multiple accounts. Unreleased instances are also included.
I have no more than five instances, but why didn't I get the discount on my new Starter Package order?
Please confirm here that there are not any unpaid Starter Package orders and then cancel any outstanding orders you might have.
How do I get the Data Transfer Plan in the Starter Package?
After the Starter Package is purchased or renewed, you will receive it automatically. For details, please see the resource packages menu.
Can I upgrade my instances and disk?
No, users cannot update their ECS instances and disks. We recommend you use the free snapshot function and create new Starter Package instances.
Are there any special requirements for purchasing ECS instances in Mainland China?
It requires complete real-name verification pursuant to relevant laws and regulations in Mainland China.
Do I need an ICP filing, and how can I do it?
According to the "China Cyber Security Law," if you use cloud servers to establish websites in Mainland China, you must meet the ICP filing. See FAQ. Currently, we only offer ICP filing support in the Chinese language; however, we are planning to provide English-language support in the future. Learn more about ICP filing.

Billing

Can I use a coupon to purchase a Starter Package?
No, coupons are not valid for purchasing a Starter Package, including coupons received from Alibaba Cloud's Free Trial.
What if I want to renew instances?
For monthly packages, you can renew them at the same discounted prices, but you can only renew it three days before the instance expires. And we only support monthly renewal and each time can only renew for 1 month at this moment.
For yearly packages, there is no discount and Data Transfer for renewal.
How to renew the package?
The ECS supports both automatic renewal and manual renewal. The operations can be performed in the renewal management menu.
If the ECS has been renewed, you will receive the Data Transfer Plan automatically. If renewal fails, please contact us by submitting a ticket.
When will the "Limited Time" offer expire?
It will expire on October 10th, 2019. After that date, only the "Original" offers will be available for purchase.
Once the "Limited Time" offer expires, can I get the “Limited Time” discount when I renew?
No, you can only renew your instances at the "Original" offer price.
What is the bandwidth of ECS in the Starter Package, and are bandwidth changes supported?
The peak bandwidth of the ECS is 30Mbps, and it cannot be modified. If you need a higher peak bandwidth, we suggest you purchase ECS separately so that you may adjust the peak bandwidth to up to 200Mbps.
Tips for users who purchased “old” Starter package before Jul. 11th 2019
a) Can I purchase packages now even if I have some “old” Starter Packages?
Yes, you can do so no matter how many “old” instances you have.
b) Can I enjoy the “old” renewal discount for the “old ”instances?
Yes, but “old” renewal discounts end on Jan. 10th, 2020.
c) What if I renew the “old” ECS instance after Jan. 10th, 2020?
You will be charged the list price of your configured instance not including a free data transfer.
Disclaimer
At its sole discretion, Alibaba Cloud may modify the purchase policy, pricing, product configurations, and/or features under the Starter Package, including but not limited to setting a maximum number of Starter Package plans that one single account may purchase and/or adjusting the usage scope of the Data Transfer Plan (e.g., the Data Transfer Plan may only be used for the instances purchased in the same Starter Package). In the event of any such modifications, Alibaba Cloud will update the online Guidelines and FAQs, and send notification emails to existing plan users.