This topic describes how you are billed for changing the configurations of pay-as-you-go and subscription clusters.

Pay-as-you-go

You are charged for pay-as-you-go clusters by hour. After you change the configurations of a pay-as-you-go cluster, the cluster is charged based on the price of the new configurations on an hourly basis.

Subscription

Change type Billing description
Upgrade specifications or add nodes Payment = Total fees of the new configurations for the remaining subscription period - Total fees of the original configurations for the remaining subscription period. Total fees of the new configurations for the remaining subscription period is calculated based on the following formula: Monthly price of the new configurations/30/24 × Remaining subscription period measured in hours. Total fees of the original configurations for the remaining subscription period is calculated based on the following formula: Monthly price of the original configurations/30/24 × Remaining subscription period measured in hours.

For example, the monthly price of the new configurations is USD 14,400. The monthly price of the original configurations is USD 7,200. The remaining subscription period is 50 days. The payment is calculated based on the following formula: (14,400/30/24 × 50 × 24) - (7,200/30/24 × 50 × 24) = USD 12,000.

Downgrade specifications or delete nodes Refund = Total fees of the original configurations for the remaining subscription period - Total fees of the new configurations for the remaining subscription period. Total fees of the original configurations for the remaining subscription period is calculated based on the following formula: Monthly price of the original configurations/30/24 × Remaining subscription period measured in hours. Total fees of the new configurations for the remaining subscription period is calculated based on the following formula: Monthly price of the new configurations/30/24 × Remaining subscription period measured in hours.

For example, you subscribe to a cluster for three months during which you pay USD 3,500 for the cluster. If you use coupons, you pay USD 3,000 for the cluster. After you use the cluster for two months, the total fees of the original configurations for the remaining month become USD 1,000. The total fees of the new configurations for a month are USD 800. The refund is calculated based on the following formula: 1000 - 800 = USD 200.

Note The system refunds fees for the downgraded configurations of a subscription cluster. However, the system does not refund fees for the entire cluster. If you need the refund for the entire cluster,Submit a ticket to apply for the refund. If your application is approved, your subscription cluster is frozen and will be deleted in 14 days.

FAQ

Why is my received refund less than the refund that I calculated for the downgraded configurations of the cluster?

Check whether the following events occurred before you downgraded the cluster configurations:

  • You are offered discounts for the order of the original configurations. For example, if you purchase the cluster at the International site (alibabacloud.com) and the subscription period is one year or longer, you are offered a 15% discount.Assume that the original price of the cluster is USD 1,000 and you pay USD 850 for the cluster. If you downgrade the cluster configurations, USD 850 is used as the payment amount to calculate the refund of the downgrade.
  • Assume that you use coupons for the order of the original configurations and you pay USD 500 for the order. If you downgrade the cluster configurations, USD 500 is used as the payment amount to calculate the refund of the downgrade.

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