To prevent a subscription dedicated host from being accidentally released, you can enable auto-renewal for the dedicated host. After you enable auto-renewal, the system automatically renews the dedicated host at the specified time. You can disable the auto-renewal feature if necessary. This topic describes how to enable and disable auto-renewal.

Prerequisites

The subscription dedicated host is not in the Expired state. For more information, see Lifecycle of dedicated hosts.

Background information

If you enable auto-renewal for a dedicated host, fees are deducted from your credit card or PayPal account on the expiration date. If fees fail to be deducted, the system attempts to deduct the fees 6 days and 14 days after the expiration date until the renewal is successful. However, if the renewal fails all three times, the dedicated host is stopped.

The billing cycle of a subscription dedicated host depends on the subscription duration that you selected when you purchased the dedicated host:
  • If a dedicated host is purchased on a yearly basis, its billing cycle is one year.
  • If a dedicated host is purchased on a monthly basis, its billing cycle is one month.
  • If a dedicated host is purchased on a weekly basis, its billing cycle is one week.

Procedure

You can enable auto-renewal when you create a dedicated host. For more information, see Create a dedicated host. You can also enable or disable auto-renewal after you create a dedicated host. To enable or disable auto-renewal for a dedicated host, perform the following steps:
  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Instances & Images > Dedicated Hosts.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. Select the dedicated host that you want to modify. Move the pointer over the More icon next to Renew and click Set Auto Renewal.
  5. In the Set Auto Renewal dialog box, turn on or turn off Enable Auto Renew based on your needs.
    • Enable auto-renewal
      1. Turn on Enable Auto Renew. ada
      2. Select an auto-renewal duration from the Duration list.
    • Disable auto-renewal
      1. Turn off Enable Auto Renew. Auto-renewal
      2. Optional:Select Do Not Renew upon Expiration.
  6. Click OK.