This topic describes how to reactivate an instance. After paying the overdue bill of a Pay-As-You-Go instance, you must reactivate the instance. Otherwise, the instance will be released.
The Pay-As-You-Go instance is in the Expired or Expired and Being Recycled state.
You have settled the payment by opening a ticket.
To reactivate an instance in the ECS console, follow these steps:
- Select the instance to be reactivated, and then choose at the bottom of the instance list.
- Choose whether to reactivate the instance immediately or later at a specified time.
If you choose to reactivate immediately, the selected instance returns to the Running state after about 10 minutes.
Alternatively, you can complete this task by calling the ReactivateInstances API action through the Alibaba Cloud CLI, OpenAPI Explorer, or SDK.