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FAQs

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.
What resources does Simple Application Server comprise of?
Simple Application Server is composed of elastic computing resources (including computing/storage/network) provided by Alibaba Cloud, popular system images and application images, DNS, snapshot, firewall, etc.
What can Simple Application Server do?
Simple Application Server can be used to create a personal blog or enterprise website, learning/development environment, and small e-commerce websites.
Which operation systems are currently supported by Simple Application Server?
CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Windows 2008, Windows 2012, etc. More images will be provided in the future.
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.
Which programs or software can I run on Simple Application Server?
Simple Application Server provides a variety of applications through images such as WordPress, LAMP, Drupal, Joomla !,Ghost, Opencart, etc. You can also download and install other applications.
Which limitations are required for Simple Application Server?
Each user can run up to 20 Simple Application Server instances(aka Simple Application Servers) simultaneously. A maximum of three snapshots(total of up to 15) and 50 firewall rules can be created for each instance.

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.
What is the peak bandwidth of Simple Application Server? Can this be modified?
The peak bandwidth of Simple Application Server instances varies with specifications, click here to find out details. 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.

Which regions can Simple Application Server be deployed in?
Simple Application Server can be deployed in China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Jakarta, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Virginia, Frankfurt and London. The product will be deployed in other regions in the future.
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.
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.
How is Simple Application Server billed?
Simple Application Server provides a monthly package with a fixed charge. In addition, if you exceed the data transfer provided within the package, an additional fee will be incurred.
What are the details of Simple Application Server Discounts?
a. This offer is only applicable to new users.
b. Each user can only claim the special offer once.
c. This offer is only applicable to the fee for an instance in the first month. You will be charged at the list price from the next month onward.
d. New users can purchase up to one instance.
e. This offer is applicable to all data center regions
f. This offer is only applicable to Linux system.
g. Users who are using Alibaba Cloud through an agency, reseller, and distributor are not eligible for this offer.
h. The limited-time promotion will last until April 30, 2021.
What should I do after Starter Package 2.0 goes offline?
Starter Package 2.0 has gone offline at 10:00 AM on June 30, 2020. After going offline, the previous renewal discount for Starter Package 2.0 (including ECS instance and data transfer plan) will no longer be available. All discounted renewals for instance(s) with validity periods starting after June 30, 2020 are not supported

Here are three recommended solutions that you can choose from according to your actual situation and needs.

Option 1: Temporarily stop renewing existing instances by selecting Nonrenewal manually. After June 30, 2020, you can update your preferred settings (e.g. 1Mbps fixed bandwidth) on your next renewal.
Option 2: Stop your current instances and replace them with Simple Application Server (SAS). SAS offers affordable servers with data transfers plans, starting from $3.40/month. Each user can purchase up to 20 instances. For details, please see here.
Option 3: Keep using your current instances and settings at standard list price after renewal (excluding Data Transfers Plan). See here for pricing.
How can I find my Starter Package 2.0 instance(s) ?
All of your Starter Package instance IDs will be listed here under “Manual / Auto / Nonrenewal” tabs.
What will happen to my current instance(s) from June 30, 2020?
a) Will there be any discounts when I renew my Starter Package Version 2.0 ECS instance?
You will no longer receive any renewal discounts once it is taken offline.

b) Can I get a Data Transfer Plan when I renew my Starter Package Version 2.0 ECS instance?
No, you cannot get any additional Data Transfer Plan for existing Starter Package Version 2.0 instances once it is taken offline.

c) What happens if I renew the ECS instance after Version 2.0 is taken offline?
You will be charged based on the standard list price of your configured ECS instance as listed here (excluding Data Transfer Plan).
Note: Certain ECS instances can only be renewed separately after expiration. If you renew these instances before expiration, you will be charged with the Data Transfer Plan at the list price as well.

d) What if my Starter Package Version 2.0 ECS instance(s) gets renewed automatically?
You will also be charged at the standard list price. If you do not wish to renew your Version 2.0 instances, please set them to "Nonrenewal" through the console.

e) Are there any limitations on bandwidth and instance(s) upgrade after Version 2.0 is taken offline?
There are no limitations. Your Starter Package Version 2.0 instance will become a regular ECS instance, which can be configured to your preferred bandwidth settings and can be upgraded or downgraded based on your requirements.
Note: Certain ECS instances can only perform the above operations after expiration.
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.

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