By default, the billing method is pay-as-you-go after you activate OSS. For some billing items, you can purchase resource plans (subscription) to further minimize OSS costs. Subscription allows you to use resources only after you purchase resource plans. Resource plans are used to deduct fees incurred by resource usage. If the resources you use exceed the quotas of the resource plans, the additional resources are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Types of resource plans

OSS provides Standard LRS storage plans and lA LRS storage plans to deduct fees for corresponding billing items.
  • Standard LRS storage plan: deducts the storage fees for Standard LRS objects and ECS snapshots. For more information about storage types, see Overview.
  • IA LRS storage plan: deducts the storage fees for IA LRS objects.
Note
  • Billing items to which resource plans do not apply, such as data processing, cross-region replication traffic, requests, and object tagging, are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.
  • For more information about billing items and methods, see Billing items and methods.
  • For more information about specifications and prices of resource plans, see Subscription.

Purchase resource plans

  1. Navigate to the OSS Storage Plan buy page.
  2. On the buy page that appears, set parameters such as Storage Type, Region, OSS Storage Plan, and Order Duration. Click Buy Now.
  3. Follow the purchase procedure to complete the payment.

Upgrade resource plans

You can upgrade a resource plan based on your business requirements.

  1. Log on to the OSS console.
  2. Click the Resource Plans tab.
  3. On the Resource Plans page that appears, click Upgrade in the Actions column corresponding to the target resource plan.
    Note To allow your RAM user to upgrade your resource plan, you must grant the RAM user the AliyunBSSOrderAccess permission to view, pay for, and cancel orders in User Center.
  4. Select the desired resource plan specification to upgrade.
  5. Read and select OSS Storage Plan Agreement of Service, click Pay, and follow the instructions to complete the payment.

Renew resource plans

You can renew resource plans that are about to expire to prolong the subscription periods.

  1. Log on to the OSS console.
  2. Click the Resource Plans tab.
  3. On the Resource Plans page that appears, click Renew in the Actions column corresponding to the target resource plan.
    Note To allow your RAM user to renew your resource plan, you must grant the RAM user the AliyunBSSOrderAccess permission to view, pay for, and cancel orders in User Center.
  4. Select the renewal duration for the resource plan.
  5. Read and select OSS Storage Plan Agreement of Service, click Pay, and follow the instructions to complete the payment.

Example of resource plans

A user purchases a nationwide (mainland China) Standard LRS resource plan of 500 GB and a nationwide (mainland China) downstream data transfer plan of 100 GB. The resource usage in June includes:
  • China (Hangzhou)
    • 300 GB of Standard LRS objects
    • 110 GB of outbound traffic over the Internet
    • 100,000 API requests
  • China (Shanghai)

    200 GB of Standard ZRS objects that are stored

The following table lists the usage details of resource plans.
Region Billing item Usage Deductible resource plan Pay-as-you-go
China (Hangzhou) Storage usage of Standard LRS 300 GB Standard LRS storage plan of 500 GB None
Outbound traffic over the Internet 110 GB Downstream data transfer plan of 100 GB to deduct traffic fees of 100 GB 10 GB
API requests 100,000 None 100,000
China (Shanghai) Storage usage of Standard ZRS 200 GB None
Note You cannot use the Standard LRS storage plan to deduct fees for storage usage of Standard ZRS.
200 GB

FAQ

  • When does a resource plan take effect?

    The resource plan takes effect immediately after payment. However, overdue payment before you purchase the resource plan cannot be settled using the resource plan.

  • What do I do after the resource plan expires?

    If you fail to renew a resource plan after the resource plan expires, the additional resources are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.

  • Can I refund a resource plan?

    Yes, you can refund only intact resource plans. For more information, see How do I cancel resource plans?.

  • What do I do if the quota of the resource plan is exceeded?

    If the resources you use exceed the quotas of the resource plans, the additional resources are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis. .

  • Can I purchase multiple storage plans?

    No, you cannot purchase multiple storage plans. Storage plans in the same region can only be purchased once in the same period of time. If you require a storage plan with a higher specification or longer duration, you can upgrade or renew the existing storage plan.