After paying the overdue bill of a Pay-As-You-Go instance, you must restart the instance. Otherwise, the instance will be released.

For a Pay-As-You-Go instance, if fee deduction fails within 15 days (T+15) after payment becomes overdue (day T), the instance stops and enters the Expired status. You must open a ticket to pay the bill and restart the instance within 30 days (T+30) after payment becomes overdue (day T). Otherwise, the instance is released and all the data cannot be restored.

Note If you fail to restart the instance within 30 days (T+30) after payment becomes overdue (day T), the instance is automatically released 30 days after payment becomes overdue and the data cannot be restored.

Prerequisites

The Pay-As-You-Go instance is in the Expired or Expired and Being Recycled status.

Open a ticket to pay the bill.

Procedure

To restart an instance on the ECS console, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances.
  3. Select a region.
  4. Select the target instance. In the Actions column, select More > Instance Status > Restart.
  5. Select immediate restart or set a restart time.

If you select immediate restart, the selected instance returns to normal operation in about 10 minutes.

You can also call the ECS API Reactivateinstances to restart an instance.