This topic describes how to apply for new elastic IP addresses (EIPs). An EIP is a public IP address that you can purchase and hold as an independent resource.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Elastic IP Address console.
  2. On the Elastic IP Addresses page, click Create EIP.
  3. On the page that appears, set the following parameters, click Buy Now, and then complete the payment.
    Parameter Description
    Billing Method

    Select a billing method for the EIP.

    The subscription and pay-as-you-go billing methods are supported.
    • Subscription: A one-time fee is charged based on the specified maximum bandwidth value of the EIP. For more information, see Subscription.
    • Pay-As-You-Go: You are charged for the resources that you use. Pay-as-you-go EIPs are charged by data transfer or bandwidth. For more information, see Pay-as-you-go.
    Subscription
    Region Select a region where you want to create the EIP.

    You can associate the EIP with an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance, NAT gateway, Server Load Balancer (SLB) instance, high-availability virtual IP address (HAVIP), or secondary elastic network interface (ENI). Make sure that the EIP and the cloud resource are deployed in the same region.

    isp Select a line type for the EIP.
    • BGP (Multi-ISP): Up to 89 high-quality BGP lines are available worldwide. Direct connections can be established across all regions of mainland China through lines of the following Internet Service Providers (ISPs): China Telecom, China Unicom, China Mobile, China Mobile Tietong, China Netcom, China Education and Research Network (CERNET), National Radio and Television Administration, Dr. Peng Telecom & Media Group, and Founder Broadband Network.
    • BGP(PRO): BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro optimizes cross-border data transmission to improve the connection quality for international services. Compared with BGP (Multi-ISP), when BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro provides services to clients in mainland China (excluding data centers), cross-border connections are established without using international ISP services. This reduces network latency.
      Note BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro is supported only in the China (Hong Kong) region.
    Network Mode Select a network type for the EIP.

    You can select only Public.

    Bandwidth value Specify a maximum bandwidth value for the EIP.
    Name Enter a name for the EIP.

    The name must be 2 to 128 characters in length, and can contain digits, periods (.), underscores (_), and hyphens (-). It must start with a letter.

    Quantity Specify the number of EIPs that you want to purchase.
    Service Time Specify the subscription duration of the EIP.
    Pay-As-You-Go
    Region Select a region where you want to create the EIP.

    You can associate an EIP with a cloud resource, such as an ECS instance, NAT gateway, SLB instance, HAVIP, or secondary ENI. Make sure that the EIP and the cloud resource are deployed in the same region.

    isp Select a line type for the EIP.
    • BGP (Multi-ISP): Up to 89 high-quality BGP lines are available worldwide. Direct connections can be established across all regions of mainland China through lines of the following Internet Service Providers (ISPs): China Telecom, China Unicom, China Mobile, China Mobile Tietong, China Netcom, China Education and Research Network (CERNET), National Radio and Television Administration, Dr. Peng Telecom & Media Group, and Founder Broadband Network.
    • BGP(PRO): BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro optimizes cross-border data transmission to improve the connection quality for international services. Compared with BGP (Multi-ISP), when BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro provides services to clients in mainland China (excluding data centers), cross-border connections are established without using international ISP services. This reduces network latency.
      Note BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro is supported only in the China (Hong Kong) region.
    Network Mode Select a network type for the EIP.

    You can select only Public.

    Network Traffic Select a metering method for the EIP.
    • By bandwidth: Bills are generated on a daily basis based on the specified maximum bandwidth value of the EIP.
    • By traffic: Bills are generated on an hourly basis based on the amount of traffic.
    Max Bandwidth Specify the maximum bandwidth value for the EIP.
    Name Enter a name for the EIP.

    The name must be 2 to 128 characters in length, and can contain digits, periods (.), underscores (_), and hyphens (-). It must start with a letter.

    Billing Cycle Select a billing cycle for the EIP.

    For pay-by-bandwidth EIPs that are billed on a daily basis, you can select only Day. For pay-by-data-transfer EIPs that are billed on an hourly basis, you can select only Hour.

    Quantity Specify the number of EIPs that you want to purchase.