VPN gateways support the pay-as-you-go billing method.

Notice The price information listed in this topic is for reference only. If the prices in these tables are different from those on the buy page, the prices on the buy page shall prevail.

Billable items

VPN gateways provide the IPsec-VPN and SSL-VPN features. The following table describes the billable items for IPsec-VPN and SSL-VPN.

Feature Billable item Fee calculation
IPsec-VPN
  • IPsec-VPN instance fee
  • Data transfer fee
VPN gateway fees = IPsec-VPN instance fee + Data transfer fee
SSL-VPN
  • SSL-VPN instance fee
  • Data transfer fee
  • SSL specification fee
VPN gateway fees = SSL-VPN instance fee + Data transfer fee + SSL specification fee
SSL-VPN + IPsec-VPN
  • IPsec-VPN instance fee
  • SSL-VPN instance fee
  • Data transfer fee
  • SSL specification fee
VPN gateway fee = IPsec-VPN instance fee + SSL-VPN instance fee + Data transfer fee + SSL specification fee

The fees are calculated based on the following rules:

  • Instance fee:

    The VPN gateway instance fees include the IPsec-VPN instance fee, the SSL-VPN instance fee, or both, based on the features that you have enabled.

  • Data transfer fee:

    The data transfer fee is charged based on the outbound data transfer per hour on the VPN gateway. Inbound data transfer is not charged. Outbound data transfer refers to the amount of data that is transferred from Alibaba Cloud to the Internet.

  • SSL specification fee:

    After the SSL-VPN feature is enabled, you must select an SSL specification based on the maximum number of concurrent client connections. SSL specifications are charged at different unit prices.

  • Billing cycle: 1 hour. If the usage duration is less than 1 hour, it is rounded up to 1 hour.
  • Bills are generated on an hourly basis.

Instance fee

VPN gateways provide different bandwidth limits. When different bandwidth limits are selected, the IPsec-VPN and SSL-VPN instance fees are the same. The following table describes the prices of different bandwidth limits.

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

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

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

Overdue payments

  • Your VPN gateway can continue to provide services within 15 days after the VPN gateway becomes overdue. To avoid service interruption, we recommend that you top up your account at the earliest opportunity.
  • If you do not pay the outstanding amount within 15 days after the VPN gateway becomes overdue, the VPN gateway is suspended.

    If you top up your account after the VPN gateway stops providing services, the system automatically pays the outstanding amount. Then, the VPN gateway immediately starts to provide services.

  • If you do not pay the outstanding amount within 15 days after the VPN gateway is suspended, the system automatically releases the VPN gateway.

    You are notified by text message and email one day before the system releases the VPN gateway. The configurations and related data are removed and cannot be recovered after the VPN gateway is released.