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.

Deduction rules of resource plans

The following table lists the resource plans supported by OSS and corresponding deduction rules of resource plans. A check sign (√) indicates that the corresponding operation applies to the resource plan. A cross sign (×) indicates that the corresponding operation does not apply to the resource plan.

Resource plan Deductible fee Upgrade Renew Purchase multiple resource plans
Standard locally redundant storage (LRS) plan Fees for storage usage of Standard LRS: the fees incurred when you store Standard LRS objects in a bucket. ×
IA LRS plan Fees for storage usage of IA LRS: the fees incurred when you store IA LRS objects in a bucket. ×
Downstream data transfer plan Fees for outbound traffic over the Internet: the fees incurred when you browse or download data from OSS over the Internet. ×
Note
  • Billing items to which resource plans do not apply such as data processing, cross-region replication (CRR) traffic, requests, and object tagging, are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.
  • For more information about billing items and methods, see Overview.
  • For more information about specifications and prices of resource plans, see OSS Resource Plan.

Purchase resource plans

  1. Log on to the OSS Resource Plan page.
  2. On the buy page, set parameters such as Plan Type, Region, Capacity, and Validity Period. Click Buy Now.
  3. Follow the purchase procedure to complete the payment.
The following table describes resource plans available in different regions:
Resource plan Region
Standard LRS plan All regions
IA LRS plan All regions
Downstream data transfer plan All regions

Upgrade resource plans

OSS allows you to upgrade resource plans. For more information, see Upgrade resource plans.

Renew resource plans

You can renew resource plans that are about to expire to extend the subscription periods. For more information, see Renew resource plans.

Example of resource plans

A user purchasesa Worldwide Standard LRS resource plan of 500 GB and a mainland China downstream data transfer plan of 100 GB.The resource usage in June includes:
  • 300 GB of Standard LRS objects, 110 GB of outbound traffic over the Internet, and 100,000 API requests in the China (Hangzhou) region.
  • 100 GB of Standard LRS objects that are stored and 200 GB of Standard ZRS objects that are stored in the China (Shanghai) region.
The following table describes the usage details of resource plans.
Region Deductible resource plan Pay-as-you-go
China (Hangzhou) Standard LRS plan of 500 GB to deduct storage fees of 300 GB 100,000 API requests
Downstream data transfer plan of 100 GB to deduct fees of 100 GB of outbound traffic over the Internet Outbound traffic over the Internet of 10 GB
China (Shanghai) Standard LRS plan of 500 GB to deduct storage fees of 100 GB Standard ZRS plan of 200 GB

FAQ

  • When does a resource plan take effect?

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

  • What do I do after a 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.

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

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

  • Can I purchase multiple resource plans?
    • No, you cannot purchase multiple storage plans.

      Storage plans in the same region can be purchased only 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.

    • You can purchase and renew multiple downstream data transfer plans, but cannot upgrade the purchased plans.