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ApsaraDB for MyBase:Billing overview

Last Updated:May 06, 2024

This topic describes the billing rules, expiration and overdue payments, and FAQ about ApsaraDB for MyBase.

Billing rules

Billing rules for ApsaraDB for MyBase instances that use local SSDs

The costs of a host that uses local SSDs contain computing and storage fees. You do not need to pay additional storage fees when you create instances on the host.

Billable item

Billing method

Description

Billing formula

Price

Host

Subscription

You must pay for a host when you create the host.

Host fee = Unit price of a subscription host × Number of hosts × Subscription duration.

Billing rules for ApsaraDB for MyBase instances that use ESSDs

The costs of a host that uses enhanced SSDs (ESSDs) contain only computing fees. You need to pay for storage when you create instances on the host.

Billable item

Billing method

Description

Billing formula

Price

Host

Subscription

You must pay for a host when you create the host.

Host fee = Unit price of a subscription host × Number of hosts × Subscription duration.

Instance

Pay-as-you-go

  • A bill is generated per hour, and costs are deducted from your Alibaba Cloud account.

  • For short-term use, we recommend that you select the pay-as-you-go billing method. If you no longer need a pay-as-you-go instance, you can release the instance to reduce costs.

Instance fee = Unit storage price of an instance that uses ESSDs × Storage capacity × Usage duration.

Note

Storage plans can be used to offset the storage fees of instances that use ESSDs within the same region. You can purchase storage plans on demand to reduce storage costs.

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For more information about billing examples on purchasing hosts, see Billing examples.

Expiration and overdue payments

Billing method

Host or instance state

Operation

Subscription

  • 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.

Renew a host

Pay-as-you-go

  • If your Alibaba Cloud account has an overdue payment, all the pay-as-you-go instances that belong to the account become overdue.

  • If your Alibaba Cloud account has an overdue payment for more than seven days, you are deemed to voluntarily discard your pay-as-you-go instances. Then, Alibaba Cloud releases the instances and deletes the data in the instances. The released instances cannot be restored.

Add funds to your Alibaba Cloud account and restart your host. For information about how to restart a host, see Restart a host.

Note

The release of hosts cannot be recovered. To prevent impact on your business, complete renewal in a timely manner.

You can log on to the Expenses and Costs console to view your overdue amount.

FAQ

  • Q: Why am I required to pay storage fees for instances on a subscription host?

    A: This is because you selected ESSD as the storage type when you purchased the host. ApsaraDB for MyBase hosts support local SSDs and ESSDs.

    • The costs of a host that uses local SSDs contain computing and storage fees. You do not need to pay additional storage fees when you create instances on the host.

    • The costs of a host that uses ESSDs contain only computing fees. You need to pay for storage when you create instances on the host.

  • Q: What occurs after a host expires?

    A: 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 a host.

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