If you do not need the instance to be automatically renewed when its current billing cycle ends, we recommend that you disable the auto-renewal feature in advance. If auto-renewal is enabled, the system automatically attempts to deduct fees from your account from the third day before the instance expires. Disable auto-renewal before the fund deduction if needed.

Background information

When you disable auto-renewal, you can set the Nonrenewal function.
  • If you do not select Nonrenewal for an instance, the instance is manually renewed through Manual Renewal.
  • If you select Nonrenewal for an instance, the instance will not be renewed upon expiration. You can manually renew the ECS instance before it expires. However, the ECS instance is stopped immediately after it expires. Before that, you will be reminded only once to change your selection.

Disable auto-renewal on the Instances page

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Instances & Images > Instances.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. Select a method to disable auto-renewal.
    • Disable auto-renewal for one ECS instance: Find the instance and choose More > Instance Settings > Configure Auto-renewal in the Actions column.
    • Disable auto-renewal for one or more ECS instances: Select the instances. In the lower part of the instances list, choose More > Instance Settings > Configure Auto-renewal.
  5. In the Configure Auto-renewal dialog box that appears, turn off Auto-renewal and choose whether to select Not Renew. Click OK.

Enable manual renewal on the Renew page

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, choose Billing > Renew.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Elastic Compute Service.
  4. Click the Auto-Renew tab.
  5. Select a method to enable manual renewal.
    • Enable manual renewal for one ECS instance: Find the instance and click Modify Auto-Renew in the Actions column.
    • Enable manual renewal for one or more ECS instances: Select the instances. In the lower part of the instances list, click Edit Auto Renewal.
  6. Select Disable Auto-Renew. Click OK.
    Click the Manual tab. The previously selected instances are displayed in the list, indicating that manual renewal is enabled.