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Elastic and secure virtual cloud servers to cater all your cloud hosting needs

IaaS-Level Cloud Servers

No physical server deployment is needed, so you need not worry about hardware maintenance. Instances can be delivered within a few minutes securely.

Scale to Your Needs

You can customize your cloud resources by scaling your instances up and down based on your actual business needs, even after they are deployed.

99.995% Global Availability

Deploy your application across 61 availability zones in 20 regions around the world with an SLA commitment of 99.995% availability for multiple zones within the same region.

Pay Only for What You Use

Reduce costs by paying only for the running time of the instance in pay-as-you-go pricing. You can start, stop, and release servers in real-time according to your demands.

Choose from Our Wide Variety of Payment Models

Suitable for heavy and continuous use, with 40% off for new enterprise users (30% off for all new users). See more T&C

Suitable for users who require more flexibility in deploying servers

Up to 79% off compared with PAYG pricing and with instance reservation capabilities. Learn more >

40%OFF

Burstable Type (t6)

Perfect for building websites and blogs.

40GB Disk

Linux / Windows OS

20 Data Center Regions

30% ~ 40% OFF 6th Gen
From $2.40 USD/mo

Original $3.99 USD/mo

40%OFF

Burstable Type (t5)

Cost-effective servers for developers.

40 GB Disk

Linux / Windows OS

20 Data Center Regions

30% OFF ~ 40% OFF
From $3.15 USD/mo

Original $5.25 USD/mo

40%OFF

Compute Optimized (c6)

Suitable for scenarios and workloads that need high-performance

40 GB Disk

Linux / Windows OS

20 Data Center Regions

30% ~ 40% OFF 6th Gen
From $14.02 USD/mo

Original $23.36 USD/mo

40%OFF

General Purpose Type (g6)

Suitable for front-end web servers and E-commerce websites

40GB Disk

Linux / Windows OS

20 Data Center Regions

30% ~ 40% OFF 6th Gen
From $17.45 USD/mo

Original $29.08 USD/mo

Burstable Type (t6)

Perfect for building websites and blogs.

40GB Disk

Linux / Windows OS

20 Data Center Regions

6th Gen
From $0.011 USD/hr

Burstable Type (t5)

Cost-effective servers for developers.

40GB Disk

Linux / Windows OS

20 Data Center Regions

From $0.016 USD/hr

Compute Optimized (c6)

Suitable for scenarios and workloads that need high-performance

40GB Disk

Linux / Windows OS

20 Data Center Regions

6th Gen
From $0.050 USD/hr

General Purpose Type (g6)

Suitable for front-end web servers and E-commerce websites

40GB Disk

Linux / Windows OS

20 Data Center Regions

6th Gen
From $0.062 USD/hr

Big Save

Burstable Type (t6)

Perfect for building websites and blogs.

Linux / Windows OS

20 Data Center Regions

One Year Plan

All Upfront Big Save
From $9.31 USD +$ 0.0/hr

63% OFF

Burstable Type (t5)

Cost-effective servers for developers.

Linux / Windows OS

20 Data Center Regions

One Year Plan

All Upfront 63% OFF
From $22.13 USD +$ 0.0/hr

43% OFF

Compute Optimized (c6)

Suitable for scenarios and workloads that need high-performance

Linux / Windows OS

20 Data Center Regions

One Year Plan

Partial Upfront 43% OFF
From $103.41 USD +$ 0.012/hr

43% OFF

General Purpose Type (g6)

Suitable for front-end web servers and E-commerce websites

Linux / Windows OS

20 Data Center Regions

One Year Plan

Partial Upfront 43% OFF
From $132.61 USD +$ 0.016/hr

Deploy Your Website and App in Just a Few Seconds

Fully licensed and tested images for a secure, stable operating environment for applications. Learn more >

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Build custom images for easier migration or duplication of your preferred environment. Learn more >

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Easy-to-Duplicate Environment

You can replicate the environment of an instance and store it as an image, which can then be used to create new instances. Custom images lets you build multiple instances with the same environment conveniently, saving your time on resource deployment and testing.

Deploy with Custom Data

With custom images, you can easily replicate changes done on a single server to all other servers with just a few clicks. You can conveniently store data and configuration changes through an image and deploy it on multiple servers, ensuring consistency across all instances.

Backup for Future Rollbacks

You can take snapshots of your instance, at any time, to create backups of your server and its configurations. This feature allows you to easily rollback any inadvertent changes performed on your server, and ensure reliability in case of server failures.

6th-Generation ECS Instances: A Faster and More Stable Server Solution in the Cloud

Experience dramatic performance increases thanks to Alibaba Cloud's exclusive X-Dragon architecture and 2nd-generation Intel® Xeon® scalable processors.
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6th-Generation ECS Instances: A Faster and More Stable Server Solution in the Cloud

Experience dramatic performance increases thanks to Alibaba Cloud's exclusive X-Dragon architecture and 2nd-generation Intel® Xeon® scalable processors.
Learn more about ECS>

Faster Performance

Up to 30% Faster Computing Performance

6th-generation ECS instances come equipped with 2nd-generation Intel® Xeon® scalable processors, which feature a turbo boost with an increased burst frequency of 3.2Ghz, providing 30% better floating performance over the previous generation.

Equipped with High-Performance ESSD Storage

6th-generation ECS instance types can be equipped with high-performance ESSD storage, which is capable of supporting up to 1 million IOPS per disk. ESSD's instance-level QOS also eliminates the possibly of any competition for resources between customers, ensuring a stable IO performance.

Greater Stability

An Availability SLA of 99.975% for a Single Instance

Most of cloud service providers only promise the availability SLA of multiple servers crossing availability zones, but we Alibaba Cloud promise the SLA of the availability of a single instance will not less than 99.975% (99.995% for multiple zones), which is over five times higher than on-premise data centers. It is already a industry leading SLA in cloud providers.

Greater Stability through Automated Failure Prediction

The best solution to any problem is prevention. Understanding this age-old adage, our top scientists at Alibaba DAMO Academy developed a proprietary failure prediction algorithm that can accurately forecast hardware failures before they happen, helping you eliminate service downtime.

Popular Use Cases and Recommended Instance Types

No matter your industry, there's an ECS instance that is specifically geared for your business.

Web Hosting

Host your website or web application on Alibaba Cloud to benefit from the ease-of-use of services and fast deployment capabilities brought about by cloud computing.

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Compute Optimized Type (c6) NEW

  • vCPU-to-memory ratio of 1 : 2
  • Supports ESSD and SSD storage

E-Commerce

Are sudden traffic spikes and slow page speeds stopping your growing e-commerce business? With the scalability of our ECS instances and our powerful network, these challenges can be a thing of the past.

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Network Enhanced Type (sn1ne)

  • vCPU-to-memory ratio of 1 : 2
  • Supports SSD storage

Gaming

The servers needed to power games need to handle a great variety of situations. Cloud is perfect for this unpredictable landscape, offering the necessary scalability for your business's elastic demands.

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General Purpose Type (g6) NEW

  • vCPU-to-memory ratio of 1 : 4
  • Supports ESSD and SSD storage

Software Development

Cloud is an ideal option for businesses working in software development as it offers an agile computing infrastructure that frees you from needing to purchase the necessary hardware.

Learn more>

Burstable Type (t6) NEW

  • Starting from 2Vcpu-512MB memory
  • Supports SSD storage

Enterprise-level Managed Services

When it comes to services in the cloud, enterprises require the highest levels of monitoring, backup, security, and availability.

Intelligent Monitoring of Services

How can you ensure that your services are still up and running? With Alibaba Cloud CloudMonitor, you can easily monitor the near real-time status of your services on the cloud, with detailed reports on such things as the CPU and memory usage of your instances in the cloud.
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Auto Backup with Snapshots

Alibaba Cloud lets you take Snapshots of your instances for your data and environment in the cloud. Through automatic and custom snapshot policies, you can easily rollback your system to any particular time, ideal for automatic backup and disaster recovery scenarios.
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Free to Use Security Services

Alibaba Cloud Security Center (Basic Edition) provides free security services that include login detection alerts, vulnerability scans, and baseline checks. Anti-DDoS Basic is also free of charge, and can protect your services against up to 5 Gbit/s of DDoS attacks.
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Higher Service Availability with SLB

Alibaba Cloud Server Load Balancer (SLB) can improve the availability of your services running in the cloud through intelligently distributing traffic among servers while also reducing the potential for hardware vulnerabilities.
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1-on-1 Consultation Service

Our seasoned professionals and experts can help you get the most out of your cloud services through building a solution that is tailored to meet your specific business requirements.

Discover the Technologies behind 6th-Gen ECS Instances

Watching webinars to know the technology that makes 6th generation so powerful.

Improve Performance and Reduce Costs with 6th Gen ECS Cloud Servers

  • Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM UTC+08

In this webinar, we'll be showing you what's new with Alibaba Cloud ECS by talking about its latest features. We'll also touch on the benefits brought about by our 6th Generation ECS servers. Learn more>

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What Makes the Newest 6th Gen ECS Cloud Server So Powerful?

  • Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM UTC+08

One of the most significant reasons is the virtualization technology — Alibaba Cloud self-developed X-Dragon which brings lower virtualization costs and less resource competition for this new generation cloud server. Learn more>

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Achieve higher performance at a lower cost with ECS Gen-6

  • Broadcasted on Oct. 30, 2019
  • 10:42 AM - 11:40 AM UTC+08

Get a deeper understanding on its evolution from Gen 5 to Gen 6, and how its enhanced architecture can help optimize resources and cost. With the integration of Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors.Learn more>

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More Offers and Resources for Developers

Starter Package

Starting from only $2.50 a month, this package includes high-performance virtual machines with data transfer plans, perfect for web-hosting scenarios. Learn more>

Simple Application Server

SAS is a lightweight server on the cloud pre-installed with several popular applications, suitable for anyone new to the cloud. Learn more>

ECS Learning Path

Get hands-on experience and learn the ins and outs of ECS, starting with the basic concepts of cloud and ending with some API calls. Learn more>

Developer Center

Find all the resources you need for development work on the cloud, from APIs and SDKs to technical guides and how-to tutorials. Learn more>

Quick Start Guide

In this guide, you can find out how you can quickly get started on creating, connecting, and releasing ECS instances on Alibaba Cloud. Learn more>

API Guide

A comprehensive list of all the API operations with ECS at your fingertips, as well as HTTP/HTTPS requests, and sample codes for easy reference. Learn more>

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