This topic provides answers to frequently asked questions about the billing of Message Queue for RabbitMQ.

Why am I charged for the fees of 10 API calls if I send the same message to 10 different queues at a time?

If you send the same message to 10 queues by calling an API, the API is actually called 10 times.

Why are deleted vhosts, exchanges, and queues automatically created and billed again?

The deletion of vhosts, exchanges, and queues does not affect physical connections between Message Queue for RabbitMQ and the producer and consumer. After you delete the resources, the producer and consumer clients still initiate requests to logically connect to Message Queue for RabbitMQ. The connection parameters point to the deleted resources. As a result, the resources are recreated based on AMQP. You must close the connections between Message Queue for RabbitMQ and the producer and consumer to stop billing.

Why did I get charged even though I did not use Message Queue for RabbitMQ?

Access the Billing Management page of User Center to check whether you have used Message Queue for RabbitMQ.

If you do not need to use Message Queue for RabbitMQ, delete all resources in the Message Queue for RabbitMQ console to prevent unnecessary expenses.

What do I do if the actual usage exceeds the specifications of the purchased subscription instance?

When your actual usage exceeds the specifications of the purchased subscription instance, throttling is triggered. The excess usage is not charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Why am I billed for Message Queue for RabbitMQ while Message Queue for RabbitMQ is not activated in the console?

When your Message Queue for RabbitMQ service has been in arrears for more than 72 hours, Alibaba Cloud suspends the service. You cannot access the Message Queue for RabbitMQ console and Message Queue for RabbitMQ API. You must pay the arrears that are induced before the Message Queue for RabbitMQ service is suspended.

How do I deactivate Message Queue for RabbitMQ?

Delete all vhosts, exchanges, and queues in all regions and disable all producers and consumers.