This topic describes how to switch the billing method of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance from pay-as-you-go to subscription.

Prerequisites

  • The type of the instance is available for purchase. For more information about phased-out instance types, see Primary instance types. If you need to change the billing method of a phased-out instance type to subscription, change the instance type first. For more information, see Change the specifications of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance.
  • The billing method of the instance is pay-as-you-go.
  • The instance must be in the Running state.
  • The instance has no unpaid subscription orders.

Impacts

Changing billing methods will not impact the performance of your cluster.

Precautions

  • You can only set read-only instances to pay-as-you-go.
  • You cannot upgrade the specifications of a subscription-based instance if the purchase order of the instance has not been paid. Otherwise, the unpaid order will be invalid. You need to cancel this order on the Billing Management page and change the billing method of the instance to subscription.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for RDS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances. In the top navigation bar, select the region where the target RDS instance resides.
    Select a region
  3. Find the target instance and go to the Switch to Subscription Billing page by using one of the following methods:
    • In the Actions column corresponding to the instance, click Switch to Subscription Billing.
    • Click the instance ID to go to the Basic Information page. In the Status section, click Switch to Subscription Billing, as shown in the following figure.
  4. Specify Duration and check service agreement.
  5. Click Pay Now.
    Note You must complete the subscription order generated for the instance. You cannot purchase a new instance or change the billing method of another instance until you pay for or cancel this order. You can pay for or cancel this order on the Billing Management page.
  6. Pay the order as prompted.

References

Operation Description
Modify billing method Changes the billing method of an ApsaraDB for RDS instance.