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, scalability, and stability of your site.
Deployment Guide

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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.

Open source social network

Open Source Social Network is a fast and efficient solution that helps you make social networking websites with multi-language support and abundant components for social features.

MyBB

MyBB is a user-friendly tool for setting up online forum websites with database failover,an extensive plug-in system, and powerful forum moderation functions. It supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite.

How It Works

Traffic fluctuations are unavoidable for websites. If traffic volume spikes during a certain period, customers may experience high latency. It is crucial to deploy an architecture that automatically scales in response to traffic volume changes to provide a consistently high performance service with minimized cost and effort.

This solution deploys websites and applications on an auto scaling architecture, allows automatic adjustment of the compute capacity in response to traffic fluctuations, and helps you maintain a balance between performance and cost with scaling rules. It provides high availability and fault tolerance by evenly distributing ECS instances across zones as the compute capacity is scaled, supports database scaling to meet increased data demands, and supports Redis caching across zones to ease the load on the database. In this solution, Auto Scaling adjusts the number of ECS instances to ensure optimal performance with minimized costs, ECS instances are deployed across two zones to ensure high application availability, and the ApsaraDB for Redis instance is deployed in multiple zones to provide data caching.

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 $5.90/month
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Solution Architectures

Personal Websites
Personal 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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Small and Medium Sized Business
Small and Medium Sized Business
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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Large Enterprises
Large Enterprises
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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Quick Start For Your Website

1Get a Domain Name
2Purchase Cloud Server
3Choose Webhosting Software
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 .site, from $0.01 a year
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2Purchase Cloud Server
Elastic Compute Service
Elastic Compute Service offers elastic and secure virtual cloud servers to cater all your cloud hosting needs.Learn More>
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Simple Application Server
A single server-based service for application deployment, security management and O&M monitoring.Learn More>
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ECS Bare Metal Instance
An elastic computing service with the same high computing performance as traditional servers with physical isolation.Learn More>
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3Choose Webhosting Software
Plesk
Plesk is the leading WebOps platform to run, automate and grow applications, websites and hosting businesses.
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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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Plesk
Build, secure and run better websites and applications on Alibaba Cloud with Plesk.
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Site.pro Website Builder
Site.pro is a enterprise-grade website builder with a mission to reduce website development costs.
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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

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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  • CSA STAR
  • ISO 27001
  • SOC2 Type II Report
  • C5
  • MLPS 2.0
  • MTCS

Resources

Tutorial for Beginners-Part 1
Watch this tutorial for learn how to set up a WordPress website on Alibaba Cloud
Tutorial for Beginners-Part 2
Watch this tutorial to learn how to set up auto scaling for your website on Alibaba Cloud
Deployment Guide
Follow the instructions in the Deployment Guide to build an auto-scaling website on Alibaba Cloud
Terraform Deployment Script
Use Terraform to provision VPC, SLB, EIP, ESS, ECS, Redis and PolarDB instances that used in this solution against this .tf file
Webinar | Quick, Customizable and Powerful Solutions to Host Website on Alibaba Cloud
Understand different methods to select a web hosting option that to suit your business needs
Migrate Your E-Commerce Website to Alibaba Cloud
A step-by-step guide for migrating small and medium e-commerce applications on the cloud.

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