VPN gateways support the pay-as-you-go billing method. Pay-as-you-go VPN gateways are charged and bills are generated on an hourly basis.

Billing items

VPN gateways provide the IPsec-VPN and SSL-VPN features. IPsec-VPN and SSL-VPN are charged at different prices.

VPN gateway fee = Instance fee + Data transfer fee + SSL specification fee

  • Instance fee:

    You are charged an instance fee for each VPN gateway. The instance fee is calculated on an hourly basis. If the VPN gateway is used for less than an hour, the usage duration is rounded up to one hour.

  • Data transfer fee:

    You are charged a data transfer fee for each VPN gateway. The data transfer fee is calculated based on the outbound traffic per hour. Inbound traffic is not charged. Outbound traffic flows from the Alibaba Cloud data center to the Internet, while inbound traffic flows from the Internet to the Alibaba Cloud data center.

  • SSL specification fee:
    After the SSL-VPN feature is enabled, you must select an SSL specification based on the number of clients that you can connect at a time. Different SSL specifications are charged at different prices.
    Note You are charged for using SSL-VPN only after the SSL-VPN feature is enabled.

Instance fee

VPN gateways are provided with different bandwidth specifications. The instance fee varies by bandwidth.
Note The following table lists the unit prices of different bandwidth specifications. If the unit prices in the following table are different from those on the buy page, the unit prices on the buy page shall prevail.
Region 10 Mbit/s (USD/hour) 100 Mbit/s (USD/hour) 200 Mbit/s (USD/hour) 500 Mbit/s (USD/hour) 1000 Mbit/s (USD/hour)
Mainland China 0.059 0.209 0.209 0.767 0.767
China (Hong Kong) 0.087 0.262 0.262 1.025 1.025
Singapore (Singapore) 0.087 0.262 0.262 1.025 1.025
Australia (Sydney) 0.087 0.389 0.389 1.088 1.088
US (Virginia) 0.066 0.295 0.295 0.826 0.826
US (Silicon Valley) 0.082 0.392 0.392 1.095 1.095
Germany (Frankfurt) 0.077 0.359 0.359 1.003 1.095
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 0.080 0.240 0.240 0.878 0.878
UAE (Dubai) 0.090 0.420 0.420 1.231 1.231
Japan (Tokyo) 0.091 0.275 0.275 0.767 0.767
India (Mumbai) 0.082 0.249 0.249 0.697 0.697
Indonesia (Jakarta) 0.087 0.262 0.262 0.734 0.734
UK (London) 0.077 0.359 0.359 1.003 1.003

Data transfer fee

Note The following table lists the unit prices of data transfer in different regions. If the unit prices in the following table are different from those on the buy page, the unit prices on the buy page shall prevail.
Region Unit price of data transfer (USD/GB/hour)
Mainland China 0.125
China (Hong Kong) 0.153
Singapore (Singapore) 0.117
Australia (Sydney) 0.096
US (Virginia) 0.078
US (Silicon Valley) 0.078
Germany (Frankfurt) 0.070
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 0.125
UAE (Dubai) 0.447
Japan (Tokyo) 0.120
India (Mumbai) 0.117
Indonesia (Jakarta) 0.090

SSL specification fee

After the SSL-VPN feature is enabled, you must select an SSL specification based on the number of clients that you can connect at a time. SSL specifications are charged at different unit prices.
Note The following table lists the unit prices of different SSL specifications. If the fees in the following table are different from those the buy page, the unit prices on the buy page shall prevail.
SSL specification Unit price (USD/hour)
5 0.048
10 0.074
20 0.117
50 0.226
100 0.328
500 1.09
1000 1.547