This topic describes the 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.
- Data transfer fee = Unit price of data transfer (USD/GB) × Amount of data transfer
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
|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 (Hong Kong)||0.153|
|Asia Pacific||Singapore (Singapore), Philippines (Manila), and Thailand (Bangkok)||0.081|
|South Korea (Seoul)||0.123|
|Indonesia (Jakarta) and India (Mumbai)||0.09|
|Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)||0.077|
|Europe & Americas||US (Silicon Valley)||0.077|
|Germany (Frankfurt) and UK (London)||0.07|
|Middle East||UAE (Dubai)||0.153|
Unit prices of Anti-DDoS
|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.
- 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.
- 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.