This topic describes the billing methods of images and provides examples of how to calculate image fees.
|Public image||Public images are provided by Alibaba Cloud and are billed based on the operating system.
Custom images are created from instances or snapshots, or imported from your local device. The billing involves the following two parts:
Shared images are shared with you by other Alibaba Cloud accounts. If a shared image is derived from a paid image, you are charged for the source paid image when you use the shared image.
For example, assume that you use a paid image that is shared with you by another Alibaba Cloud account to create an instance. You must pay for the source paid image.
|Alibaba Cloud Marketplace image||Alibaba Cloud Marketplace images are provided by independent software vendors (ISVs). The prices are shown on the buy page of Alibaba Cloud Marketplace images.|
|Billing method||Billing rule||Reference|
|Subscription||The billing method of the image is the same as that of the instance. Price = Unit price of the image × Subscription duration.||Subscription|
|Pay-as-you-go||The billing method of the image is the same as that of the instance. Price = Unit price of the image × Billing duration. The billing cycle is accurate to seconds.||Pay-as-you-go|
|Billing method||Billing condition||Price (USD)|
||43.00 × 1 = 43.00|
||0.089 × 24 × 30 = 64.08|
For more information about image billing, see the "FAQ about commercial availability of images" section in Image FAQ.