To prevent a subscription dedicated host from being accidentally released when you forget to renew it, you can enable auto-renewal for the dedicated host. After you enable auto-renewal, the system automatically renews the dedicated host at the specified time. This topic describes how to enable auto-renewal. Auto-renewal can be enabled when you create a dedicated host or after.
If you enable auto-renewal for a dedicated host, fees are deducted from your credit card or PayPal account on the expiration date. If fees fail to be deducted, the system attempts to deduct the fees 6 days and 14 days after the expiration date until the renewal is successful. However, if the renewal fails all three times, the dedicated host is stopped.
Enable auto-renewal when you create a dedicated host
For more information, see Create a dedicated host.
- If a dedicated host is purchased on a yearly basis, its billing cycle is one year.
- If a dedicated host is purchased on a monthly basis, its billing cycle is one month.
- If a dedicated host is purchased on a weekly basis, its billing cycle is one week.
Enable auto-renewal after you create a dedicated host
- Log on to the ECS console.
- In the left-side navigation pane, choose .
- In the top navigation bar, select a region.
- Select the dedicated host for which you want to enable auto-renewal. Move the pointer over the icon next to Renew and click Change Renew Settings.
- In the Change Renew Settings dialog box, perform the following steps:
- Turn on the Enable Auto Renew switch.
- Select an auto-renewal duration from the Duration list.
- Click Confirm.