This topic describes the billable items, billable regions, and billing rules for Alibaba Cloud CDN.

Notice
  • If Business Type is set to DCDN when you add a domain name to Alibaba Cloud CDN, the domain name is billed based on the billing rules of Dynamic Route for CDN (DCDN). You can log on to the DCDN console to view and manage domain names accelerated by DCDN.
  • Outbound data transfer plans can be shared between Alibaba Cloud CDN and DCDN .

Billable items

Alibaba Cloud CDN is billed for basic services and value-added services. Basic services are required and value-added services are optional.
  • Basic services (required): You can choose between pay-by-data-transfer and pay-by-bandwidth.
  • Value-added services (optional): You can enable one or more value-added services, such as HTTPS requests for static content and QUIC requests.
Billable items - Chinese
Service type Billable item Metering method Description
Basic services Data transfer

Pay-by-data-transfer (default)

You are charged based on tiered pricing in each billable 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.

Billing method: pay-as-you-go or subscription (data transfer plans).

Bandwidth

Pay-by-peak-bandwidth

You are charged based on the daily peak bandwidth values in each billable region. Bandwidth is measured in Mbit/s.

Billing method: pay-as-you-go.

Note By default, the basic services of Alibaba Cloud CDN use the pay-by-data-transfer metering method. If you want to change to the pay-by-peak-bandwidth metering method,you can submit a ticket or contact Alibaba Cloud customer service.
Value-added services HTTPS requests for static content

Billed based on the number of HTTPS requests for static content

After you enable HTTPS, you are charged based on the number of HTTPS requests for static content. HTTPS is disabled by default.

Billing method: pay-as-you-go.

QUIC requests

Billed based on the number of QUIC requests for static or dynamic content

After you enable QUIC, you are charged based on the number of QUIC requests for static or dynamic content. QUIC is disabled by default.

Billing method: pay-as-you-go.

Real-time log delivery

Billed based on the number of log entries

After you enable real-time log delivery, you are charged based on the number of log entries delivered to the specified service.

Billing method: pay-as-you-go.

Billable regions

Regions inside and outside mainland China are classified into different billable regions, as listed in the following table.

Billable region Region/Country
Mainland China Regions inside mainland China are in the same billable region.
Outside mainland China North America Canada and US
Europe Russia, Ukraine, UK, France, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Sweden, and Germany
Asia Pacific 1 Hong Kong (China), Macao (China), Taiwan (China), Japan, and other Southeast Asia countries and regions except for Vietnam and Indonesia
Asia Pacific 2 India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Vietnam
Asia Pacific 3 Australia and New Zealand
Middle East and Africa Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, and South Africa
South America Brazil

Pricing

For more information about the pricing of Alibaba Cloud CDN, see CDN pricing.

References

  • Billing methods
    Billing of basic services
    Billing of value-added services
    Change the metering method
    CDN pricing
  • Resource plans
    Choose resource plans
    Deduction rules
    Query details
    Configure low capacity alerts
    Money-back guarantees
  • Other related topics
    Overdue payments
    Query resource usage
    Query bills
    High bill alerts
    FAQs about billing