ApsaraDB for RDS

ApsaraDB for RDS
Purchase Guide
ApsaraDB for RDS
Purchase Guide
Purchase Guide
Purchase
You can purchase and activate ApsaraDB instances through the Alibaba Cloud's official website or the
API.
Prerequisites
An Alibaba Cloud account has been registered.
Context
There are two kinds of charging ways: Subscription and Pay-As-You-Go. For detail, see Pricing.
You can use Calculator for instance preliminary cost estimates.
Purchase via the official website
Access the Relational Database Service (RDS) Product Page, and click Purchase now.
Select the payment method and instance configuration on the Create page, and click
Confirm Order.
Note: To buy multiple instances, click Add to List to add the instances you want to purchase
to the order list one by one, and then click Buy in Bulk in Order List.
Parameters are described as follows:
Configuration Items
Optional Parameter
Description
- Subscription
Method of Payment
- Subscription
instance During the
- Pay-As-You-Go
contract period, the
instance can only be
upgraded, and
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cannot be
downgraded or
released.The
instance will be
released after being
in arrears for 15
days
- Pay-As-You-Go
instance To
purchase the PayAs-You-Go instance,
the account needs
to undergo realname
authenticationThe
instance can be
released at any
timeThe instance
will be locked after
being in arrears for
24 hours and will be
released after being
in arrears for 15
days
After the instance is released,
online data (data accessed in
the instance) is deleted at
the same time, and the
backup data will be deleted
15 days later (during this
period, the data exceeding
the backup data retention
time set by you will be
deleted within half an hour
after expiration)
- China East 1
(Hangzhou)
- China East 2
(Shanghai)
Region
- China North 1
(Qingdao)
- China North 2
(Beijing)
- China South 1
(Shenzhen)
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Note: Products in different
regions cannot
intercommunicate via
intranet, and you cannot
change the region after
purchase. Therefore, please
be careful when selecting the
region.
- Data centers in the
Chinese mainland
operate on a multiline BGP backbone
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network that covers
all provinces and
cities to ensure
stable and fast
access.
- The data center in
Hong Kong offers
accesses using the
international
bandwidth, covering
such regions as
Hong Kong,
Southeast Asia,
Japan and South
- Hong Kong
- US East 1 (Virginia)
- US West 1 (Silicon
Valley)
Korea
- Date centers in US
East 1 and US West
1 are directly
- Singapore
connected to the
- Asia Pacific NE 1
backbone networks
(Japan)
- Asia Pacific SE 2
(Sydney)
of multiple
American operators
through the BGP
- Germany 1
line. In addition to
(Frankfurt)
covering the entire
- Middle East 1
(Dubai)
US region, these
data centers extend
their reach to South
America and
Continental Europe.
- As the data center
partner for
Singapore, SingTel is
a dominant operator
in Southeast Asia.
Highly reliable in
terms of business
expertise and
maturity, the
company is wellpositioned to serve
users across the
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region.
Zone
One or multiple zones can be
selected
- MySQL
Database type
- SQL Server
- PostgreSQL
- MySQL: 5.5, 5.6
- SQL Server 2008 R2,
Version
2012
- PostgreSQL 9.4
Regular RDS instances are
built on a cluster of two
nodes working in hot
standby mode. A single zone
means that the active and
standby nodes are in the
same zone, and multiple
zones mean that the active
and standby nodes are in
different zones. The readonly instance adopts the
single node architecture. If
primary instances are in
multiple zones, the
corresponding read-only
instances are randomly
allocated.
Currently, East China 1
region supports multiple
zones.
Different database types are
supported in different
regions. For specific optional
database types, please refer
to optional actually available
on the page
MySQL 5.6 version supports
TokuDB storage engine and
can greatly reduce the space
occupied by data files. It is
recommended that you
select MySQL 5.6 to save on
the cost of storage.
- Classic Network: The
cloud service on the
classic network is
not isolated, and
unauthorized access
- Classic Network
Network Type
- VPC
can be blocked only
by relying on the
security group or
whitelist policies of
the cloud service
- Virtual Private Cloud
(VPC): VPC helps
you to build an
isolated network
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environment on the
Alibaba Cloud. You
can customize the
route table, IP
address range and
gateway on the VPC.
Besides, you can
combine the own
machine room and
the cloud resource
in the VPC of
Alibaba Cloud into a
virtual machine
room through the
leased line or VPN
to install
applications on the
cloud smoothly
The VPC needs to be created
beforehand. Alternatively,
you can change the network
type after creating instances.
For details, please refer to
Setting Network Type
Storage space
A storage space of 5 GB to
2,000 GB can be set, with the
step length of 5 GB
The storage spaces set here
are data space, system file
space, binlog file space and
object file space
- MySQL: optional
from 240 MB to
48,000 MB
- SQL Server: 1,000
MB to 48,000 MB,
Memory
multiple steps
optional
- PostgreSQL: 1,024
MB to 32,769 MB,
multiple steps
optional
Duration for purchase
1-9 months or 1 years
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Different memory sizes are
corresponding to different
maximum numbers of
connections and IOPS. The
maximum number of
connections is 10,000, and
the maximum IOPS is 20,000
For the specific maximum
numbers of connections and
IOPS corresponding to
different memory sizes,
please refer to the actual
interface
Buy a 10-month plan to get
service for 12 months or 1
year. The same applies to
other plans.
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Quantity
Quantity of the above
purchased instances with the
same configurations; an
integer in the range of 1 ~
99
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3.After reading the RDS Service Terms on the Confirm Order page, complete the payment process as
prompted.
- Subscription instance: After clicking Pay, you can pay the expense through account balance,
coupon, online bank or offline transfer.
- Pay-As-You-Go instance: Click Confirm Order to directly activate it.
Purchase via the API
Please refer to the information related to instance creation in the API document.
Renewal
A subscription instance will be released after being in arrears for 15 days, you needs to renew the
instance in time. In the renewal process, you can upgrade configurations of the instance at the same
time. A Pay-As-You-Go instance is billed according to the actual usage time, so no renewal is
required.
Context
There are two kinds of charging ways: Subscription and Pay-As-You-Go. For detail, see Pricing.
You can use Calculator for instance preliminary cost estimates.
Operation procedure
Here, instance renewal and configuration upgrade is taken as an example.
Log in to the RDS Console and select the target instance.
Select Basic information in the menu, and click Renew in Running status, as shown below.
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Select Renewal Length on the Renew page.
Select I agree to RDS Service Terms and Service Level Terms.
Click Pay, and then complete the payment process as prompted.
Pricing
There are two kinds of charging ways: Subscription and Pay-As-You-Go. For detail, see Pricing.
You can use Calculator for instance preliminary cost estimates.
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