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Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun Intl) 1 Core 1 GB 40 GB SSD 1 TB Transfer from $4.5 per month
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Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun Intl) 1 Core 1 GB 40 GB SSD 1 TB Transfer from $4.5 per month

lihanlinlihanlin Member
edited August 2017 in Providers

Alibaba Cloud post their new plans. Seems cheap due to the high price of CN2 Bandwidth. The peak bandwidth for ECS instances purchased from the General Package is 30Mbps.

https://www.alibabacloud.com/starter-packages/general?spm=a3c0i.7938564.818471.11.10521d156kp98b

1 CPU Core

1GB DDR4 Ram

40GB SSD Cloud Disk

1TB Data Transfer

$4.5 per month in Worldwide(Singapore (CN2 Direct Direct Route to China), Sydney, Frankfurt, Virginia, Silicon Valley)

$9 per month in Hong Kong(CN2 Direct Route to China)

$19 per month in Mainland China (Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Zhangjiakou)

It's a normal plan.

Some of Terms & FAQs

1.What products are included in the SSD Cloud Server plan?

Elastic Compute Service and a Data Transfer allowance are included in each SSD Cloud Server plan. The Data Transfer limit is only valid for the month of purchase and is reset each month. Outbound data transfers in excess of your plan's Data Transfer allowance are subject to overage charges. Please see additional data usage fees here.

2.Are there any restrictions on users and purchase volume?

Each account user can have no more than 30 instances running at the same time. If an individual user has multiple accounts, only one account is eligible to purchase this promotion.

3.How many Data Transfer Plan options are there?

There are three Data Transfer plans: China Mainland, Hong Kong, and Outside of China. These three plans support regions as listed below. China Mainland: Beijing, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Zhangjiakou Hong Kong: Hong Kong Outside of China: EU Central, US East, US West, Australia, and Singapore.

4.Are there any special requirements on purchasing ECS instances in Mainland China?

An ICP Filing is required for all websites hosted on ECS instances deployed within Mainland China. In order to purchase ECS instances in Mainland China, users are also required to complete real-name verification according to relevant laws and regulations in Mainland China.

5.How do I apply for an ICP Filing?

Please visit the ICP Filing Application page. Due to registration, auditing, and other requirements, the ICP Filing Application page is currently only available in Chinese characters. Support and application review services in English will be available in the future. For more information about obtaining an ICP Filing, please see ICP Filing FAQ.

Any thoughts about these plans?

Comments

  • Aliyun Linux. :p

  • It is cheap .I want to buy one

  • Why would people want to host a VPS inside China? What are the benefits?

    I must go and build my own little spot on the internet.

  • didn't found test IP, anyone here using their Singapore location, please show us some benchmark

    We only support unsupported OS!

  • DectDect Member

    Maybe it is the best plan in SG for Chinese user if the port speed is acceptable.

  • @sibaper said: didn't found test IP, anyone here using their Singapore location, please show us some benchmark

    You can take a look at my blog, there are all the International locations' test ips A Simple Speedtest

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  • @IAlwaysBeCoding said: Why would people want to host a VPS inside China? What are the benefits?

    Much Stable than International locations , due to the problems of the CT/CU/CM International backbone, and won't be blocked by GFW

  • Do they have a feature that will shut your server off when a certain amount of bandwidth is reached?

  • @JoeMerit said: Do they have a feature that will shut your server off when a certain amount of bandwidth is reached?

    Nope, they will sum the overage bandwidth and send you the bill(The server continues working)

  • too risky, get DDOS'd and get a bill for $1000s

  • @JoeMerit said: too risky, get DDOS'd and get a bill for $1000s

    To tell the turth, they will cleanup the DDoS, if the amount is large, they will null your IP

  • It's a too high risk anyway, I agree with JoeMerit here

  • lihanlinlihanlin Member
    edited August 2017

    Some test results in Alibaba Cloud $9 Plan in Hong Kong Speedtest-cli

    Bench.sh Mark

    UnixBench Mark

  • BAKABAKA Member

    Note this:
    https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/25430.htm

    Alibaba Cloud prohibits you from:

    • Using your instance for flow-through services. Any violation will result in punishment up to shutdown and lockout of instance, and termination of services.
    • Upgrading the ECS kernel or OS without prior authorization.
    • Activating SELinux.
    • Uninstalling PVDriver.
    • Arbitrarily modifying the MAC address of the network adapter.

    I think VPN with access to external websites may also be a flow-through service.

  • kokasakokasa Member
    edited August 2017

    @BAKA said: Note this:
    https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/25430.htm

    Alibaba Cloud prohibits you from:

    • Using your instance for flow-through services. Any violation will result in punishment up to shutdown and lockout of instance, and termination of services.
    • Upgrading the ECS kernel or OS without prior authorization.
    • Activating SELinux.
    • Uninstalling PVDriver.
    • Arbitrarily modifying the MAC address of the network adapter.

    I think VPN with access to external websites may also be a flow-through service.

    "flow-through services" here refers to sending packet that use fake source IP address to DDoS, etc.

  • Activating SELinux. Uninstalling PVDriver. No thanks.

  • SplitIceSplitIce Member, Provider
    edited August 2017

    @BAKA said: Note this:
    https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/25430.htm

    Alibaba Cloud prohibits you from: [...]

    • Upgrading the ECS kernel or OS without prior authorization.
    • Activating SELinux.
    • Uninstalling PVDriver.

    The only reason for those requirements would be a backdoor.

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  • @SplitIce said:

    @BAKA said: Note this:
    https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/25430.htm

    Alibaba Cloud prohibits you from: [...]

    • Upgrading the ECS kernel or OS without prior authorization.
    • Activating SELinux.
    • Uninstalling PVDriver.

    The only reason for those requirements would be a backdoor.

    It's totally right as the Agnitum maybe is a spyware

  • @BAKA said: Note this:
    https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/25430.htm

    Alibaba Cloud prohibits you from:

    • Using your instance for flow-through services. Any violation will result in punishment up to shutdown and lockout of instance, and termination of services.
    • Upgrading the ECS kernel or OS without prior authorization.
    • Activating SELinux.
    • Uninstalling PVDriver.
    • Arbitrarily modifying the MAC address of the network adapter.

    I think VPN with access to external websites may also be a flow-through service.

    wow, thanks a lot for the info. I wont take any service from them.

    We only support unsupported OS!

  • hostdarehostdare Member, Provider

    As they are Chinese company,they may need to provide customer data and information if asked by govt . So they keep access to all the vms as my guess .

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  • @hostdare said: As they are Chinese company,they may need to provide customer data and information if asked by govt

    Bingo!ALL Privacy information belongs to the communist regime

    Thanked by 1WebProject
  • BAKABAKA Member
    edited August 2017

    kokasa said:
    "flow-through services" here refers to sending packet that use fake source IP address to DDoS, etc.

    Actually, abuse like DDoS isn't much related here.

    "Flow-through service" was a quite common method used by small ISPs in China in previous years.
    China Telecom (CT) & China Unicom (CU) are two largest ISPs in China. If another ISP, for example China Mobile (CM), transfers data with them, CM has to pay settlement fee to CT/CU. However, CT/CU imposes price discrimination: the ISP settlement fee is much higher than the network fee they charge DC/company. So CM buys flow-through services from DC/company to lower the cost.
    Of course CT/CU are unpleasant and always try to stop such services. In January, MIIT, the authority in charge of telecommunication like FCC, published a notice which formally prohibited flow-through services (selling internet resources to others). Btw, recent news about China VPN ban was also triggered by this notice.

    That's the story I know. Flow-through service is now illegal in China, so Alibaba Cloud includes it in its instruction.

    But anyway, I haven't heard anyone banned from AliCloud (intl.) due to infringement of these terms. It seems only ECS in China need to be careful of these.

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  • tianwmtianwm Member
    edited September 2017

    AliCloud SG

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    AliCloud HK

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  • tianwmtianwm Member
    edited September 2017

    https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/zh/doc-detail/25430.htm

    禁忌 禁止用户使用 ECS 实例做流量穿透服务。违规者最高处以关停并锁定实例的处罚,并清退处理。 禁止使用 ECS 针对淘宝等电商网站从事刷单、刷销量、刷广告、进行虚假网站交易的网络行为。 禁止升级云服务器的内核和操作系统版本。 不要开启 SELinux。 不要卸载 PVDriver。 不要随意修改网卡 MAC 地址。

  • CConnerCConner Member, Provider
    edited September 2017

    [tianwm said]

    禁忌 禁止用户使用 ECS 实例做流量穿透服务。违规者最高处以关停并锁定实例的处罚,并清退处理。 禁止使用 ECS 针对淘宝等电商网站从事刷单、刷销量、刷广告、进行虚假网站交易的网络行为。 禁止升级云服务器的内核和操作系统版本。 不要开启 SELinux。 不要卸载 PVDriver。 不要随意修改网卡 MAC 地址。

    That's really helpful. Thanks.

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  • CConner said: That's really helpful. Thanks.

    He's basically quoting the following:

    https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/faq-detail/42474.htm?spm=0.0.0.0.hI2Oc1

  • Use English please. https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/25430.htm

    Prohibitions Alibaba Cloud prohibits you from: Using your instance for flow-through services. Any violation will result in punishment up to shutdown and lockout of instance, and termination of services. Upgrading the ECS kernel or OS without prior authorization. Activating SELinux. Uninstalling PVDriver. Arbitrarily modifying the MAC address of the network adapter.

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