EIP bandwidth plan supports the pay-as-you-go billing method. Charges for an EIP bandwidth plan instance are incurred based on traffic.

Billing items

Fees of an EIP bandwidth plan instance that is billed by traffic = traffic unit price (USD/GB) x used traffic.

  • Fees are calculated and charged on an hourly basis. Each partial instance-hour consumed will be billed as a full hour.
  • The used traffic is the cumulative value of the outbound traffic of an EIP bandwidth plan instance. Inbound traffic does not incur fees. Outbound traffic refers to the traffic from the Alibaba Cloud data center to the Internet.
Note Modifying the peak bandwidth does not affect the unit price of the instance or traffic. However, we recommend that you set the peak bandwidth based on your actual needs to avoid generating excessive traffic fees due to malicious access.

Traffic pricing

The prices listed in the following table are for reference only. You can check the price details on the console.
Region Unit price (USD/GB)
China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Shenzhen), China (Beijing), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot) 0.123
China (Qingdao) 0.11
China (Hong Kong) 0.153
US (Silicon Valley), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 0.077
US (Virginia) 0.076
Singapore 0.081
Japan (Tokyo) 0.087
Germany (Frankfurt), UK (London) 0.07
UAE (Dubai) 0.447
Australia (Sydney) 0.096
Indonesia (Jakarta), India (Mumbai) 0.09

Overdue payments

When the current available balance of the account (including cash, voucher, coupon, or pre-authorization, etc.) is insufficient to cover the outstanding payment, the system determines that the account is overdue.

The overdue strategy for pay-as-you-go EIP bandwidth plan instances is described as follows:
  • Within 24 hours after the payment becomes overdue, you can still use the regular services of the EIP bandwidth plan instance.
  • If the overdue bill is not paid within 24 hours, the EIP bandwidth plan instance will be suspended. The instance will be retained for 15 days.
  • If the payment remains overdue after 15 days past its due date, the instance will be released. The Elastic IP addresses (EIPs) in the EIP bandwidth plan instance will be automatically removed from the instance and restored to their original peak bandwidth and billing method.
The ways to pay the overdue bill of a pay-as-you-go EIP bandwidth plan instance are described as follows:
  • If you add funds to your account within 24 hours after the payment becomes overdue, the services shall remain unaffected.
  • If you add funds to your account within 15 days after the payment becomes overdue, the system automatically pays the unpaid bill. After the payment is successful, the EIP bandwidth plan instance will resume service immediately.