This topic describes the billable items, billing method, and billing cycle of a dedicated host.
The following table describes the billable items, billing method, and billing cycle of a dedicated host.
All dedicated hosts provide computing resources, such as vCPUs and memory. Only local SSD type dedicated hosts provide local disks. For information about the types of dedicated hosts, see Dedicated host types.
A billing cycle starts from the time a dedicated host is purchased, and ends at 00:00:00 on the next day of the expiration date. The billing cycle is accurate to the second. The billing cycle follows the UTC+8 time zone.
For example, if you purchased a monthly subscription for a dedicated host at 13:23:56 on March 12, 2018, your subscription expired at 00:00:00 on April 13, 2018.
You are charged based on the actual usage duration of the dedicated hosts. Billing starts when a dedicated host is created and ends when the host is stopped or released. Resources are metered in seconds, and the bills are generated on an hourly basis. For more information about how to release a dedicated host, see Release a dedicated host. If a dedicated host incurs charges of less than USD 0.01 during its lifecycle, you are charged USD 0.01 for the instance.
You can create only pay-as-you-go Elastic Computing Service (ECS) instances on a pay-as-you-go dedicated host.
You cannot convert pay-as-you-go ECS instances on a pay-as-you-go dedicated host to subscription ECS instances.
The price of a dedicated host type varies based on the regions. For more information, go to the Dedicated Host tab in the pricing section of the ECS product page.