This topic describes the billing rules for the dedicated proxy feature of ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL.

Background information

  • Proxy instances, read-only RDS instances, and primary RDS instances are separately billed.


From January 15, 2020 to August 31, 2020, one proxy instance was provided free of charge. If you enable more than one proxy instance, you are charged additional fees.

Since September 1, 2020, you must pay for every proxy instance that is enabled. The enabled proxy instances are charged at an hourly rate on a pay-as-you-go basis. A maximum of 60 proxy instances can be created for each RDS instance. These proxy instances provide higher processing capabilities. A SysBench test shows that each proxy instance supports 20,000 to 50,000 queries per second (QPS) in online transaction processing (OLTP) scenarios. We recommend that you estimate the maximum QPS that is supported by your RDS instance based on your actual stress test results.

Note The discount for the upgrade from shared proxy to dedicated proxy remains unchanged. For more information, see Upgrade an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance from shared proxy to dedicated proxy.

Proxy instances support only the pay-as-you-go billing method. The following table lists the prices of proxy instances in different Alibaba Cloud regions.

Region Price
Name Code USD/hour/proxy instance
China (Hangzhou) cn-hangzhou 0.173
China (Shanghai) cn-shanghai 0.173
China (Qingdao) cn-qingdao 0.173
China (Beijing) cn-beijing 0.173
China (Zhangjiakou) cn-zhangjiakou 0.120
China (Hohhot) cn-huhehaote 0.173
China (Shenzhen) cn-shenzhen 0.173
China (Heyuan) cn-heyuan 0.173
China (Chengdu) cn-chengdu 0.173
China (Hong Kong) cn-hongkong 0.297
Japan (Tokyo) ap-northeast-1 0.288
India (Mumbai) ap-south-1 0.231
Singapore (Singapore) ap-southeast-1 0.271
Australia (Sydney) ap-southeast-2 0.273
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) ap-southeast-3 0.253
Indonesia (Jakarta) ap-southeast-5 0.271
Germany (Frankfurt) eu-central-1 0.243
UK (London) eu-west-1 0.280
UAE (Dubai) me-east-1 0.377
US (Virginia) us-east-1 0.237
US (Silicon Valley) us-west-1 0.284