Billing overview

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017

Billing items

Depending on the instance type and performance type, the billing items are different as shown in the following table.

“—“ represents no charges on the corresponding item.

Instance type Performance type Billing item
Instance configuration fee Traffic fee
Internet Shared-performance instance Current configuration fee Public traffic fee
Guaranteed-performance instance Current configuration fee + performance specification fee Public traffic fee
Intranet Shared-performance instance
Guaranteed-performance instance Performance specification fee


  • The guaranteed-performance instances are available in the US East 1 region and the China South 1 region. Currently, no fees are charged on the performance specification. The performance specification fee will be charged when the guaranteed-performance instance is available in all regions. Please pay attention to the official and email notifications on the charges.

  • Because the shared-performance intranet Server Load Balancer instances also consume the load balancing cluster resources, the system will reclaim the long-term idle shared-performance intranet instances.

    • Reclaim items: The shared-performance intranet Server Load Balancer instance does not add any backend ECS instances after 60 days since it has been created. (The SLB instances that belong to the VPC network type are not included.)

    • Notification: The system will send you a text message or an email to you within 24 hours before releasing the instance.

Billing method

  • Alibaba Cloud's Server Load Balancer service supports the PayByTraffic billing method. You can use the price calculator to estimate the Server Load Balancer instance costs.

  • Total fee= instance configuration fee + public network traffic fee.

    Public network traffic is the outbound traffic (downstream), and the inbound traffic (upstream) is not included in the cost.

  • Traffic is billed by hours, fees are deducted in real time. Partial hours are billed as full hours.

  • Payment is due at the end of each month. After the bill is generated, the fee will be automatically charged to your default payment method.

Pricing table

Region Instance configuration fee (USD/Instance/Hour) Traffic fee (USD/Gbps)
East China 1 (Hangzhou)/North China 2 (Beijing) / South China 1 (Shenzhen) / East China 2 (Shanghai) / North China 3 (Zhangjiakou) 0.003 0.125
North China 1 (Qingdao) 0.003 0.113
Hong Kong 0.009 0.156
US East 1 (Virginia)/US West 1 (Silicon Valley) 0.005 0.078
Singapore 0.006 0.117
Asia Pacific NE 1 (Japan) 0.009 0.12
Central Europe 1 (Frankfurt) 0.006 0.07
Middle East 1 (Dubai) 0.009 0.447
Asia Pacific SE 2 (Sydney) 0.006 0.13
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