This topic describes the billable items and pricing of ApsaraDB for MongoDB.

Warning The system sends notifications when an instance expires or has overdue payments. To avoid service suspension, we recommend that you renew the instance at the earliest opportunity.

Billable items and billing rules

Architecture Billable item Billing rule
  • Standalone instances
  • Replica set instances
  • Instance fee
  • Storage fee
  • Backup fee
    Note You are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis for consumed backup storage that exceeds the free quota.
    • Dedicated cloud-disk instances: You are charged for backup on a pay-as-you-go basis when your consumed storage exceeds 200% of the instance storage capacity.
    • Dedicated local-disk instances: You are charged for backup on a pay-as-you-go basis when your consumed storage exceeds 50% of the instance storage capacity.
For more information, go to the Pricing tab of the ApsaraDB for MongoDB product page.
Sharded cluster instances
  • Mongos node fee
  • Shard node and storage fee
  • Configserver node and storage fee
  • Backup fee
    Note You are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis for consumed backup storage that exceeds the free quota.
    • Dedicated cloud-disk instances: You are charged for backup on a pay-as-you-go basis when your consumed storage exceeds 200% of the shard storage capacity.
    • Dedicated local-disk instances: You are charged for backup on a pay-as-you-go basis when your consumed storage exceeds 50% of the shard storage capacity.

Billing methods

Billing method Suspension due to expiration or overdue payments Renewal Configuration change
Subscription:

You must pay the subscription fee when you create an instance.

When the subscription expires, your instance is still available for 15 days. After that, the instance is locked and its data is retained for 15 days.

No fee is charged when your instance is locked.

If you do not renew the subscription, your instance is released 30 days after the expiration date, and the data on the instance is permanently deleted.

You can renew the subscription before the expiration date or within 30 days after the expiration date.

When you renew the subscription, the instance is billed based on the new configurations and subscription duration that you specify.

  • During the contract period, you can only upgrade the configurations of a subscription instance. You cannot downgrade the configurations or release the instance.
  • Upgrade fee = Daily price difference of an instance before and after the upgrade × Number of remaining days from the upgrade date to the expiration date
  • If the remaining validity period of an instance is greater than or equal to 356 days, its price after the upgrade is calculated on a yearly basis.
  • If the remaining validity period of an instance is less than 356 days, its price after the upgrade is calculated on a monthly basis. The remaining validity period of this instance lasts until its expiration date.
Pay-as-you-go:

Bills are generated hourly based on the configurations of an instance and fees are automatically deducted from your Alibaba Cloud account.

If your account balance is insufficient, all pay-as-you-go instances that belong to your account become overdue.

When an instance becomes overdue, the instance is still available for 15 days. After that, the instance is locked. When the payment has been overdue for more than 30 days, the instance is released. The data on the released instance is permanently deleted.

After the instance has been released for seven days, its backup data is permanently deleted. Within seven days after the instance is released, the data that has exceeded the specified retention period is deleted in half an hour.

Pay-as-you-go instances are billed based on the service duration and no renewal is required. Make sure that you have sufficient balance within your Alibaba Cloud account.
  • You can release a pay-as-you-go instance or change its configurations. For more information, see Overview.
  • You can directly change the billing method of a pay-as-you-go instance to subscription. The new billing method immediately takes effect.