Alibaba Cloud crash course: How to launch a webserver on an ECS instance ?

In this story, you will learn how to launch an ECS instance on Alibaba Cloud in order to run a nginx web server that displays a web page. ECS is the virtual machine service of Alibaba Cloud, equivalent to the EC2 service of AWS.

Alibaba Cloud dominates the cloud market in China and Asia and holds 40% of the Chinese market while it is fourth in the world, behind AWS and Azure. Aliyun is the former name of Alibaba Cloud.