This topic describes the metering methods of Alibaba Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN). Choose a metering method based on your business requirements.

Metering methods

The following table provides the details of the metering methods that are supported by Alibaba Cloud CDN.
Metering method Description Reference
Pay-by-data-transfer You are charged based on tiered pricing in each region. The billing cycle is one calendar month. Within a billing cycle, the amount of data that exceeds the quota in the current pricing tier is billed based on the next pricing tier. Basic services
Pay-by-bandwidth You are charged based on the daily peak bandwidth value in each region. Unit: Mbit/s.
Note By default, basic services of Alibaba Cloud CDN use the pay-by-data-transfer metering method. To change to the pay-by-bandwidth metering method, submit ticket or contact your sales manager.
Billing of value-added services If HTTPS secure acceleration is enabled, you are charged for it. Billing of value-added services
Subscription outbound data transfer plan You are charged based on an annual subscription. You can make a one-off payment and the data transfer plan immediately takes effect after you complete the payment. The amount of data that exceeds the quota of the plan is billed on a pay-as-you-go basis. Pricing of subscription resource plans