You must have Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) activated and verified your valid payment method. If you are a new user, you can get free $300 credits in your Alibaba Cloud account. If you don’t know about how to setup your ECS instance, you can refer to this tutorial or quick-start guide.

A domain name registered from Alibaba Cloud. If you have already registered a domain from Alibaba Cloud or any other host, you can update its domain nameserver records.

You should setup your server’s hostname.
Access to VNC console in your Alibaba Cloud or SSH client installed in your PC. Click here to start deployment and learning installation and configuration of Couch CMS