Elastic IP Addresses (EIPs) are billed on a Pay-As-You-Go basis.
Pay-As-You-Go is a billing method that allows you to use EIPs before payment for them is received. Pay-As-You-Go EIPs are billed by traffic. Pay-As-You-Go EIPs have the following characteristics:
- You can release a Pay-As-You-Go EIP at any time. After a Pay-As-You-Go EIP is released, the bill for the last day or hour is generated and fees are deducted in the next day or hour. For more information, see Release an EIP.
- If the EIP is associated with an ECS instance of the VPC network, no configuration fee is charged. If the EIP is associated with a NAT Gateway, an SLB instance, or an ENI, a configuration fee is charged.
For information about the billing method of Pay-As-You-Go EIPs, see Pay-As-You-Go.