This topic describes the billable items, billing methods, payment methods, and refund methods of Simple Application Server.

Billable items

The following table describes the billable items involved in the use of simple application servers.
Billable item Description
Plan specifications Each plan consists of compute resources (vCPUs and memory), a storage resource (the system disk), and network resources (monthly data transfer quota and public bandwidth) and supports only the subscription billing method. When you create a simple application server, you must pay for the selected plan.
Data disk If you attach a data disk to a simple application server when you create the server, you must pay for the data disk. Data disks attached to simple application servers support only the subscription billing method. These disks are billed based on their sizes and usage duration.
Excess data transfer Each plan contains a data transfer quota. Data transfer beyond plans is billed on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Related service If you use other Alibaba Cloud services to build websites on simple application servers, you must pay for the services.
For more information, see Pricing.

Billing methods

The plans and data disks of simple application servers support only the subscription billing method.

After a simple application server depletes the data transfer quota in its plan, data transfer from the server to the Internet is billed on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Note Excess data transfer to the Internet is billed and paid for on the hour. Make sure that your account balance is sufficient to pay for excess data transfer with the configured default payment method. Otherwise, your payment becomes overdue and your simple application server is stopped. For more information about the billing of data transfer, see Traffic pricing.

Renewal

When simple applications servers expire, they are automatically stopped. If you want to continue using these servers, you must renew them within a specified period of time. Otherwise, the servers are automatically released and their data cannot be recovered. For more information, see Renew a server.

Payment methods

You can use one of the following payment methods when you purchase simple application servers:
  • Bank card
  • PayPal

    Alibaba Cloud pre-authorizes your PayPal account after your pay-as-you-go resources start to incur fees.

  • Paytm (India)

    Only for users in India. Alibaba Cloud pre-authorizes your Paytm account after your pay-as-you-go resources start to incur fees.

Note Coupons are used to pay for your resource usage before bills are issued. No actual payments are involved.

Before you purchase simple application servers, you must bind a bank card, PayPal account, or Paytm (India) account to your Alibaba Cloud account. For more information, see Add a payment method in Account Management.

After you purchase and use simple application servers, you can view their bills and consumption details. For more information, see View consumption details.