The signup process has the best navigation flow with inline verification steps compared to other VPC providers. The dashboard is modern user interface no seen with other services that allow for quick access to key areas such as products, panel, billing, domain, administration and so forth. We a proper technical onboarding script, the setup, and install of the VPC can be performed in a quick, simple and smooth manner.
Unlike Linode, the VPC does not allow full control and access to the server software to administer IP firewall, fine-tuning of the web server, and so forth.
First and foremost, you must understand the business and technical requirements of the software you will be hosting in the cloud. This includes the level of fine-tuning that will need to be performed, level of software/application/system control, security for network and host, scalability at all levels (throughput, app, web, and database). Then, compare your complete requirements to the VPC service and capabilities provided by Alibaba VPC services. Make sure you perform the validation using a well thought out plan with a checklist to perform your validation. This is the approach we took to perform our validation to give us insight into the fit and appropriateness of the Alibaba VPC services to our business and technical requirements.
For the soft release of an education web app, we are researching the best solution that is cost effective, easy to use and scalable.