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:Billing of temporary storage space

Last Updated:Sep 20, 2022

This topic describes the billing rules for temporary storage space and provides a billing example.


By default, an elastic container instance provides 20 GiB of temporary storage space free of charge. If the capacity of the temporary storage space cannot meet your business requirements, you can increase the capacity of the temporary storage space. You are charged for the increased temporary storage space based on the pay-as-you-go price of performance level-1 (PL1) enhanced SSDs (ESSDs).

  • Formula

    Price = Unit price of disks × Capacity of the increased temporary storage space × Usage duration.

  • Description of the formula

    • Unit price of disks: The pay-as-you-go price of PL1 ESSDs. The unit price of ESSDs varies with regions. For more information, see the Storage tab under the Pricing tab of the Elastic Compute Service buy page.

    • Capacity of the increased temporary storage space: the capacity that you declare to increase.

    • Usage duration: the usage duration of the temporary storage space, which is equal to the runtime of the elastic container instance. The temporary storage space is created and released along with the instance.

Billing example


The following example is for reference only. The actual prices of temporary storage space are displayed on bills.

If you create an elastic container instance by specifying 2 vCPUs and 4 GiB memory and declaring to increase a temporary storage space of 20 GiB, you must pay for the instance and the increased temporary storage space. As the unit price of PL1 ESSDs in the China (Hangzhou) region is USD 0.03188/100 GiB/hour, the hourly price of the temporary storage space is calculated as: 0.03188/100 × 20 = USD 0.006376.