This topic describes the limits and procedures for modifying the configuration of a pay-as-you-go elastic IP address (EIP).
You can change the maximum bandwidth value and metering method of a pay-as-you-go EIP.
Before you perform this operation, take note of the following limits.
Impact on billing
After you modify the metering method of a pay-as-you-go EIP, you cannot modify the maximum bandwidth of the EIP before the new metering method takes effect.
After you modify a pay-as-you-go EIP and submit the order, the system bills the EIP based on the modified configuration. For more information about the billing rules for pay-as-you-go EIPs, see Pay-as-you-go.
If the maximum bandwidth of a pay-as-you-go EIP cannot meet your business requirements, you can modify the maximum bandwidth.
- Log on to the Elastic IP Address console .
- In the top navigation bar, select the region where the EIP is created.
On the Elastic IP Addresses page, find the EIP that you want to manage and choose in the Actions column.
On the Elastic IP | Upgrade/Downgrade page, set the parameters, select the terms of service, and then click Buy Now.
Maximum Bandwidth: Specify the maximum bandwidth. You can increase or decrease the maximum bandwidth. However, you cannot set the maximum bandwidth to zero.
Data Transfer: Select the metering method. You can select Pay-By-Data-Transfer or Pay-By-Bandwidth.