Alibaba Cloud Review

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Last updated on November 13 2017.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  No
DDOS Protection  Yes
Backups  Yes
Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No
Total Number of Datacenters  12
Number of Datacenter Continents  4
Monitoring Charts  Yes

CPU, Network.

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  No
Mobile Friendly UI  No
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal, Alipay
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes

In VpsBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 

Very complex UI.
Finding how to connect to the VPS for the first time is a challenge. No way to associate public keys to VM on starter packages.

New browser tab opens for pretty much every click.

Quality of Service 

Several AliYun processes running on the VM.

Hourly billing, ssh keys are unavailable on starter packages.

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Admin UI Screenshots

Plan Performances

1GB 1 core

Url Alibaba Cloud 1GB 1 core
Cost per month $4.5
Hourly billing false
Memory gb 1.0
Disk gb 40
Data transfer gb 1000
Num cores 1
Virtualization Unknown
Valid on 2017-11-12
Deprecated false

Sysbench Performances

Web Performances

Response Time

Lower is better


Start of Trial Avg response time P95 response time Avg DB time Avg View time
Nov 12 2017 68ms 133ms 9ms 14ms

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