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Anti-DDoS:Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go)

Last Updated:Jun 19, 2024

This topic describes the billing of Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go).

Overview

Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 supports the pay-as-you-go billing method and can protect the following types of Alibaba Cloud services:

  • Regular Alibaba Cloud service: If you do not specify a DDoS mitigation capability when you purchase an Alibaba Cloud service, only the basic DDoS mitigation capability from 500 Mbit/s to 5 Gbit/s is provided.

  • Elastic IP address (EIP) with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled: The EIPs for which Security Protection is set to Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) when you purchase the EIPs are supported.

For more information about the mitigation capabilities and features of Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go), see What is an Anti-DDoS Origin paid edition? For more information about how to purchase an Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) instance, see Purchase an Anti-DDoS Origin instance of a paid edition.

Usage notes

  • Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) is billed on a monthly basis. The minimum subscription duration is 30 days. You cannot disable Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) within the first 30 days.

  • After you purchase an Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) instance, you are charged for the instance. This does not affect the billing of the resource that you add to Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) for protection.

  • The procedures for adding the resource of a regular Alibaba Cloud service and an EIP with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled to an Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) instance vary.

    • Regular Alibaba Cloud service: Log on to the Traffic Security console. On the Instance Management page, select All Regions, find your Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) instance whose name is in the ddos_ddosorigin_**** format, and then add the regular Alibaba Cloud service to the instance for protection.

    • EIP with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled: Log on to the Traffic Security console. On the Instance Management page, select the region in which your EIP with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled resides and find your Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) instance whose name is in the Default-eip-**** format. The EIP with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled is automatically added to the instance for protection.

Billable items

Billing formula: Fee of the Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) service = Basic fee + Fee for the number of protected IP addresses + Fee for service traffic protection.

Billing cycle: Anti-DDoS Origin calculates all resource usage by calendar day and generates bills based on the actual usage. The bills are generated at 12:00 (UTC+8) on the next day. The bill generation time in the Alibaba Cloud Management Console shall prevail. 按量计费

Basic fee

After you purchase an Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) instance, you are charged for the instance based on the number of days for which you use the instance. The fee varies based on the region in which your asset resides.

Important

After you purchase an Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) instance and add an asset to the instance for protection, the billing starts. After the billing starts, if the number of the assets on a day is 0, the basic fee of the day is billed based on the tiered price for regions outside the Chinese mainland. The following table describes the tiered prices.

Region in which your asset resides

Fee (USD per day per account)

Regions in the Chinese mainland

231

Regions outside the Chinese mainland

100

All regions (in and outside the Chinese mainland)

331

If the Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) service protects assets that reside in and outside the Chinese mainland on Day T, the basic fee for Day T is USD 331. If you delete the asset that resides outside the Chinese mainland on Day T+1, the basic fee for Day T+1 is USD 231.

Fee for the number of protected IP addresses

You are charged based on the number of protected IP addresses. The actual fee is calculated based on the tiered prices. The number of protected IP addresses includes the number of IP addresses of regular Alibaba Cloud services and the number of EIPs with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled.

The number of IP addresses on Day T is collected on Day T+1. The number of IP addresses at approximately 23:00 (UTC+8) on Day T is used for billing. If the number of IP addresses on December 2, 2022 is 10 and the number of IP addresses on December 3, 2022 is 20, the number of IP addresses that is billed on December 3, 2022 is 10.

Pricing tier

Unit price (USD per day per IP address)

0 < Number of IP addresses ≤ 100

1

100 < Number of IP addresses ≤ 300

0.8

300 < Number of IP addresses ≤ 500

0.6

500 < Number of IP addresses ≤ 700

0.5

700 < Number of IP addresses ≤ 1,000

0.4

1,000 < Number of IP addresses ≤ 10,000,000

0.3

For example, the number of protected IP addresses on Day T is 400. The fee of the protected IP addresses on Day T is calculated by using the following formula: 100 × 1 + 200 × 0.8 + 100 × 0.6 = USD 320.

Fee for service traffic protection

Only the service traffic of EIPs with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled is billed. The unit prices of service traffic protection for regular Alibaba Cloud services and EIPs with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) are different. Service traffic protection for regular Alibaba Cloud services and EIPs with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) is separately billed. Service traffic from regions in and outside the Chinese mainland is separately billed based on the tiered prices. The service traffic protection usage on Day T is calculated on Day T+1.

Rules for calculating service traffic

  • Service traffic of cloud services is calculated by the cloud services.

  • If multiple cloud services that reside in and outside the Chinese mainland are protected, service traffic is calculated based on the sum of service traffic of each cloud service.

  • Service traffic of a cloud service is calculated based on the larger value between the inbound and outbound service traffic.

Limits on bandwidth specifications

Bandwidth specifications for EIPs with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled vary based on the regions of the EIPs. The limits do not affect assets of regular Alibaba Cloud services.

  • Peak bandwidth for access from the local region: 2 Gbit/s for EIPs with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled in regions outside the Chinese mainland and 20 Gbit/s for EIPs with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled in regions in the Chinese mainland.

  • Peak bandwidth for cross-region access: 100 Mbit/s for EIPs with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled in regions outside the Chinese mainland and unlimited for EIPs with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled in regions in the Chinese mainland.

If the preceding specifications cannot meet your business requirements, you can submit a request to change the specifications. To submit a request, perform the following steps: Log on to the Traffic Security console and choose Network Security > Anti-DDoS Origin > Billing Management. On the Billing Management page, click Details to submit a request to change the specifications. image.png

Note
  • Access from the local region: Your service client and the EIP with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled reside in the same region.

  • Access across regions: Your service client and the EIP with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled reside in different regions.

If the EIP with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled and your service client reside in the China (Hong Kong) region, your service client accesses the EIP with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled from the local region. If the EIP with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled resides in the China (Hong Kong) region and your service client resides in the US (Virginia) region, your service client accesses the EIP with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled across regions.

Pricing details

Pricing tier

Regular Alibaba Cloud service

EIP with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled

Unit price in a region in the Chinese mainland (USD per GB)

Unit price in a region outside the Chinese mainland (USD per GB)

Unit price in a region in the Chinese mainland (USD per GB)

Unit price in a region outside the Chinese mainland (USD per GB)

0 TB < Traffic ≤ 100 TB

0.1045

0.0500

0.1125

0.0500

100 TB < Traffic ≤ 500 TB

0.0804

0.0400

0.0900

0.0400

500 TB < Traffic ≤ 1,000 TB

0.0579

0.0300

0.0675

0.0300

1,000 TB < Traffic ≤ 1,500 TB

0.0386

0.0200

0.0450

0.0200

Traffic > 1,500 TB

You can contact your account manager to change the specifications based on your business requirements. For more information, see Contact us.

Billing example

The service traffic of an EIP with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled from November 1 to November 5 is 200 TB, which consists of 50 TB of traffic from regions in the Chinese mainland and 150 TB of traffic from regions outside the Chinese mainland. On November 6, the service traffic is 700 GB, which consists of 300 GB of traffic from regions in the Chinese mainland and 400 GB of traffic from regions outside the Chinese mainland. The following list describes how the fee of service traffic protection on November 6 is calculated:

  • Unit price of traffic from regions in the Chinese mainland on November 6: Until November 6, the total generated traffic is 50 TB plus 300 GB, which is within the 0 TB < Traffic ≤ 100 TB tier. The unit price of traffic from regions in the Chinese mainland on November 6 is USD 0.1125 per GB.

  • Unit price of traffic from regions outside the Chinese mainland on November 6: Until November 6, the total generated traffic is 150 TB plus 400 GB, which is within the 100 TB < Traffic ≤ 500 TB tier. The unit price of traffic from regions outside the Chinese mainland on November 6 is USD 0.0400 per GB.

The fee of service traffic protection on November 6 is calculated based on the following formula: 300 GB × USD 0.1125 per GB + 400 GB × USD 0.0400 per GB = USD 49.75.

Release the Anti-DDoS Origin (Pay-as-you-go) instance

Warning
  • After you purchase an instance and add an asset to the instance for protection, the instance must be used for at least 30 days.

  • Before you can release an Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) instance, you must release the EIPs with Anti-DDoS (Enhanced) enabled that are added to the instance. Make sure that your service traffic is redirected from the EIPs. You do not need to remove the assets of regular Alibaba Cloud services that are added to the instance. That is because after the instance is released, the system automatically stops protecting the assets.

Log on to the Traffic Security console and choose Network Security > Billing Management. In the upper-right corner of the page that appears, click Disable Protection.

Manage overdue payments

  • If the balance of your Alibaba Cloud account, including cash, vouchers, and coupons, is insufficient to settle an outstanding payment, your account has an overdue payment.

  • If your Alibaba Cloud account has an overdue payment, you must top up your account at the earliest opportunity to ensure that the balance of your account is sufficient. Otherwise, your Anti-DDoS Origin (Pay-as-you-go) service may become unavailable.

Query bills and resource usage

You can query bills in the Billing Management console.

Important
  • By default, bills for resource usage on Day T are sent on Day T+1. To protect your interests, Alibaba Cloud may double-check large bills. In this case, the bills may be sent one to three days later. If a delay occurs, bills of multiple days may be merged into one bill. To query your daily usage, log on to the Traffic Security console and choose Network Security > Billing Management.

  • A fee protection mechanism is supported for service traffic protection. In rare cases, attack traffic may be counted as service traffic. For example, HTTP GET flood attacks may increase outbound traffic. In this case, you can submit a ticket to contact technical support to waive the fee that is caused by the abnormal traffic increase. To help Alibaba Cloud find the fee that is caused by the abnormal traffic increase, you must provide server logs or traffic monitoring records, such as logs of normal and abnormal queries per second (QPS) during HTTP GET flood attacks.

You can also query the usage of the Anti-DDoS Origin 2.0 (Pay-as-you-go) service. To query the usage, log on to the Traffic Security console and choose Network Security > Billing management.