This topic describes the billing details and methods of Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS).
OSS calculates fees on an hourly basis. OSS calculates all resource usage in each billing cycle and charges fees for actual usage.
- Pay-as-you-go: OSS charges fees for actual usage and calculates fees. You can complete the payment after the bill arrives. Fees are calculated based on the formula: Fees = Actual usage × Unit price. For more information, see Pay-as-you-go.
- Subscription: You can use resources only after you purchase resource plans. Resource plans are used to deduct fees incurred when you use resources in each billing cycle. For more information, see Subscription.