When an instance expires or a payment becomes overdue, you must renew the instance or top up your Alibaba Cloud account if you want to continue to use the instance. Otherwise, the instance will be suspended and then released.
|Billable item||Billing method||Expiration/Overdue payment||Renewal/Top up|
|Express Connect circuits||Subscription||
||An Express Connect circuit is resumed if you renew the Express Connect circuit within 15 days after the Express Connect circuit expires.|
|Outbound data transfer||Pay-as-you-go||If a pay-as-you-go instance that belongs to your Alibaba Cloud account incurs an overdue payment (the bill is generated but the payment is not completed), the system automatically sends email notifications to you.
The instance is automatically released if you do not settle the outstanding payment within seven days after the instance becomes overdue. The configurations and related data are deleted and cannot be recovered after the instance is released.
The system automatically sends an email notification to you one day before the system releases the instance.
|You can top up your account if you want to continue to use pay-as-you-go instances that are overdue.
The system automatically settles the outstanding payment and then resumes the instance if you top up your account within seven days after the overdue instance is suspended.
|Virtual border routers (VBRs)||Subscription||
||You can renew a VBR within the subscription duration or before the VBR is released.