Category Archives: Alibaba Cloud

3 Ways to Set Up a Linux Server on Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) provides a faster and more powerful way to run your cloud applications as compared with traditional physical servers. You can achieve great results on your cloud needs. With ECS, you can achieve more with the latest generation of CPUs as well as protect your instance from DDoS and Trojan attacks.

In this guide, we will talk about the best practices for provisioning your CentOS 6 server hosted on an Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance.


  1. A valid Alibaba Cloud account. If you don’t have one already, sign up to the Free Trial to enjoy up to $300 worth in Alibaba Cloud products.
  2. An ECS instance running CentOS 6. You can select your preferred region and configurations; this will not affect the outcome of the server setup.
  3. A root password for your server.

Step 1: Connect to your Alibaba Cloud CentOS 6 Server

Locate the Internet IP address (Public IP address) associated with your Alibaba Cloud ECS Instance.

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How to Deploy a Node.js Application on CentOS with Alibaba Cloud Starter Package

By Roha Gagan, Alibaba Cloud Community Blog author.

If you are planning to host a Node.js application or dynamic website on Alibaba Cloud, then an optimal and economical solution with high bandwidth, SSD and powerful CPU might interests you. Introducing Alibaba Cloud’s Starter Package Program, which provides SSD Cloud servers powered by 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors at highly affordable prices compared to other cloud providers. It allows you to access a powerful CPU at a much lower cost and supports both, Linux and Windows servers worldwide.

Alibaba Cloud’s Starter Package helps you get started instantly through simple, scalable, and cost-effective Elastic Compute Service (ECS) that caters to all your cloud hosting needs. The new SSD Cloud Server Packages provide easy-to-use, high-performance virtual machines with higher data transfer plans at hugely discounted rates for enabling you to start from as low as $2.50 a month. Since it is available across 14 global regions, you can easily choose the Datacenter Region for your servers to meet any specific requirements. It allows each user to have up to five ECS instances with the simultaneous Data Transfer Plans.

So, once you have reserved your SSD Cloud Server via Starter Package 2.0, you can go ahead and easily deploy a Node.js project on CentOS operating system by following the instructions below:


To build your dynamic website by deploying a Node.js project on CentOS, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Alibaba Cloud account. In case you don’t already have one, set up an account before continuing
  • SSH like PuTTy or RDP client (optional) installed on your computer


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