This topic describes the billing methods of ApsaraDB MyBase.

Billing methods

The following table describes the billing methods of ApsaraDB MyBase.

Billable item Billing method Billing rule
Host The subscription billing method is supported. Total fee = Number of hosts × Unit price of one host × Subscription duration For information about a case that describes this billing rule, see Billing case.
Note The price of a host varies based on different specifications. For more information about the price of a host, see Host specifications and pricing and Host specifications and host prices of ApsaraDB MyBase for SQL Server.
Instance Only the pay-as-you-go billing method is supported.
  • The price of a host that uses a local SSD includes the price of an instance that runs on the host. You do not need to pay additional storage fees when you create an instance.
  • A host that uses an enhanced SSD (ESSD) supports compute-storage separation. If you buy a host that uses an ESSD, the price of the host includes only the computing fee. After you create an instance on the host, you are charged for the allocated storage space of the ESSD.
Note We recommend that you use your storage plan to reduce your storage costs. For information about the billing method of storage plans, see Offset rules of storage plans and Billing of storage plans.

FAQ

  • Why am I required to pay storage fees for instances on a host that uses the subscription billing method?
    This is because you selected Enhanced SSD (ESSD) as the storage type when you purchased the host. ApsaraDB MyBase hosts support Local SSDs and Enhanced SSDs.
    • The price of a host that uses a local SSD includes the price of an instance that runs on the host. You do not need to pay additional storage fees when you create an instance.
    • A host that uses an enhanced SSD (ESSD) supports compute-storage separation. If you buy a host that uses an ESSD, the price of the host includes only the computing fee. After you create an instance on the host, you are charged for the allocated storage space of the ESSD.
  • What occurs after a host expires?

    After a host expires, the host keeps running for 14 days. If you do not renew the host during the 14-day retention period, the host stops running. After the host stops running, the system retains the host for six days. If you do not renew the host during the six-day retention period, the host is released. You can renew your host before the host expires or select Auto-renewal when you purchase the host. For more information, see Renew subscription to a host.