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

The following table describes 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 transfer that exceeds the quota in the current pricing tier is billed based on the next pricing tier. Pricing of 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 a ticket or contact your sales manager.
Billing of value-added services

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Billing of value-added services
Subscription outbound data transfer plans 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 transfer that exceeds the quota of the plan is billed on a pay-as-you-go basis. Pricing of subscription resource plans