What are some ways of getting free credit for Alibaba Cloud?


#1

Every cloud computing company is boasting of free credits for new signups. How can one obtain free Alibaba Cloud credits?


#2

Alibaba cloud offer free trial for all new customers . All you have to do is register and automatically receive free credits worth $300.

The $300 credit is split across two areas: $50 is allocated to Elastic Compute Server (ECS) instances, Server Load Balancer and Elastic IPs.
The other $250 is for database, data, media, network, and security services such as ApsaraDB, Object Storage Service, Table Store, Content Delivery Network, Data Transmission Service, E-MapReduce, Anti-DDoS Pro, Mobile Security, Web Application Firewall and ApsaraVideo Live.

Read full terms here

Another way of getting free Credits is through their referral program…

You will $20-$300 in credit for each friend that spends $20 or more. You can get more details about their referral program here.

Hope this helps


Alibaba "free trial" questions
#4

Well, not every cloud computing company. IBM Cloud offers free signup with no credit card needed for Lite accounts, no credits involved.
https://console.bluemix.net/registration/free

Sadly, one way is for a member to participate in spamming forums. Sad because how good can something be if it needs to encourage its members to spam instead of growing on its own merits?


#5

Forums are great for asking and answering questions. In addition to this, they provide a better avenue for sharing ideas with other members and even initiating healthy discussions that can help new members using a service while addressing customer’s pain points through experience.


#6

<rhetorical question>
Is one required to supply billing information (a credit card?) to register so one can try the free trial?
</rhetorical question>

<decision tree>
  IF “yes”, GoodBye.   Connection Terminated
  IF “no”, I’ll try to try it.
</decision tree>