This topic describes the billing rules for pay-by-data-transfer EIP bandwidth plans.

Billing rules

Billing rules for pay-by-data-transfer EIP bandwidth plans:
  • Fees are calculated and bills are generated on an hourly basis. If you own an EIP bandwidth plan for less than 1 hour, the usage duration is rounded up to 1 hour.
  • You are charged for the cumulative outbound data transfer of an EIP bandwidth plan. You are not charged for inbound data transfer. Outbound data transfer refers to the data transfer from Alibaba Cloud to the Internet.
  • You are not charged for using Anti-DDoS Origin Basic. You are charged for using Anti-DDoS Pro/Premium.
Total fees for a pay-by-data-transfer EIP bandwidth plan = Data transfer fee + Anti-DDoS fee
  • Data transfer fee = Unit price of data transfer (USD/GB) × Amount of data transfer (GB)
    Note We recommend that you set the maximum bandwidth of an EIP bandwidth plan based on your business requirements to prevent unexpected data transfer charges caused by malicious requests or program errors.
  • Anti-DDoS fee = Anti-DDoS protection fee + Traffic scrubbing fee
    • Anti-DDoS protection fee = Unit price of Anti-DDoS protection (USD/hour) × Billing duration (hours)
    • Traffic scrubbing fee = Unit price of traffic scrubbing (USD/GB) × Amount of data transfer (GB)

    The billing duration refers to the time period from when an EIP bandwidth plan is created to when it is released.

Unit prices of data transfer

The following table describes the unit prices of data transfer in different regions.
Note The prices and regions described in the following table are for reference only. The actual prices on the buy page shall prevail.
Area Region Unit price (USD/GB)
China China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Shenzhen), China (Heyuan), China (Guangzhou), China (Beijing), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), China (Ulanqab), and China (Chengdu) 0.123
China (Qingdao) 0.11
China (Hong Kong) 0.153
Asia Pacific Singapore (Singapore), Philippines (Manila), and Thailand (Bangkok) 0.081
Japan (Tokyo) 0.087
South Korea (Seoul) 0.123
Australia (Sydney) 0.096
Indonesia (Jakarta) and India (Mumbai) 0.09
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 0.077
Europe & Americas US (Silicon Valley) 0.077
US (Virginia) 0.076
Germany (Frankfurt) and UK (London) 0.07
Middle East UAE (Dubai) 0.153

Unit prices of Anti-DDoS

The following table describes the unit prices of Anti-DDoS Pro/Premium and the supported regions.
Note The prices and regions described in the following table are only for reference. The actual prices on the buy page shall prevail.
Area Region Unit price of Anti-DDoS protection (USD/hour) Unit price of traffic scrubbing (USD/GB)
China China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Zhangjiakou), and China (Shenzhen) 9.639 0.112
Asia Pacific Japan (Tokyo), Philippines (Manila), and Singapore (Singapore) 6.285 0.05
Europe & Americas US (Virginia), US (Silicon Valley), and Germany (Frankfurt) 6.285 0.05

Overdue payments and top-ups

If the balance (including cash, vouchers, and coupons) in your Alibaba Cloud account is insufficient to settle an outstanding bill, your account has an overdue payment.

If the payment becomes overdue for a pay-by-data-transfer EIP bandwidth plan, take note of the following rules:
  • The EIP bandwidth plan can still provide services within 15 days after the payment becomes overdue.
  • If the outstanding amount is not paid 15 days after the payment becomes overdue, the EIP bandwidth plan is suspended and retained for 15 days. During the suspension period, the bandwidth of the EIP bandwidth plan is limited to 1 Kbit/s. No elastic IP address (EIP) is disassociated from the EIP bandwidth plan.
  • If the outstanding amount is not paid 15 days after the EIP bandwidth plan is suspended, the EIP bandwidth plan is released. The EIPs that are associated with the EIP bandwidth plan are disassociated. The maximum bandwidth and the billing methods of the EIPs are restored to the previous values.
Before you top up your account balance, take note of the following rules:
  • If you top up your account balance within 15 days after the payment becomes overdue, the EIP bandwidth plan is not suspended.
  • If you top up your account balance within 30 days after the payment becomes overdue, the EIP bandwidth plan is not released and the system automatically pays the outstanding amount with your account balance. After the outstanding amount is paid, the EIP bandwidth plan resumes services.