This topic describes how to change the billing method for your Alibaba Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN) service. Alibaba Cloud CDN allows you to change the billing method based on your business requirements. This provides a better user experience.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud CDN console.
  2. On the Overview page, click Change Billing Method.
    Billing methods
    Note If you have purchased a data transfer plan, you are charged based on the actual data usage.
  3. Select a billing method.
    Change the billing method
    After you change the billing method, the new billing method takes effect based on the following rules:
    • The new billing method takes effect only after the current billing cycle ends.
      • If you are billed on a daily basis, for example, pay-by-peak-bandwidth, the new billing method takes effect at 00:00:00 (UTC+8) on the next day.
      • If you are billed based on a monthly basis, for example, pay-by-95th-percentile, the new billing method takes effect at 00:00:00 (UCT+8) on the first day of the next month.
      • If the current billing method is pay-as-you-go, the new billing method takes effect at 00:00:00 (UTC+8) on the next day.
    • Before the new billing method takes effect, you cannot change or cancel it. Proceed with caution.
  4. Select Alibaba Cloud CDN Terms of Serviceand click Activate Now.