Elastic IP addresses (EIPs) support two line types: BGP (Multi-ISP) and BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro. Both types support the pay-as-you-go and subscription billing methods.

Note
  • All regions support BGP (Multi-ISP) EIPs.
  • BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro EIPs are supported only in the China (Hong Kong) and Singapore (Singapore) regions. BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro EIPs in the Singapore (Singapore) region support only the pay-as-you-go billing method.

Metering method

EIPs support the subscription and pay-as-you-go billing methods. The metering method for Internet data transfer varies based on the billing method. Each metering method is ideal for different scenarios. You can select a metering method based on your business requirements.
Billing method Metering method for Internet data transfer Scenario
Pay-as-you-go Pay-by-data-transfer
  • Scenarios in which traffic fluctuates, such as the gaming and video industries.
  • Scenarios that require temporary use of resources.

If you cannot estimate the traffic usage, we recommend that you select the pay-by-data-transfer metering method.

Pay-by-bandwidth
  • Scenarios in which traffic is stable.
  • Scenarios that require temporary use of resources.
Subscription Pay-by-bandwidth
  • Scenarios in which the usage period of resources can be estimated.
  • Scenarios in which traffic is stable.
  • Scenarios that require long-term use of resources. (In these scenarios, the subscription billing method is more cost-effective.)

Billable items

The billable items of EIPs include basic services and value-added services. The value-added services are optional. The billable items vary based on the metering method. Billable item
Fee Description References
Billing of basic services
Internet data transfer fee
  • Bandwidth fee: You are charged based on the specified maximum bandwidth value, regardless of the actual data transfer.
    • If you use the subscription billing method, you are charged based on the specified maximum bandwidth and the subscription duration.
    • If you use the pay-as-you-go billing method and the pay-by-bandwidth metering method, you are charged based on the specified maximum bandwidth and the usage duration.
  • Data transfer fee: If you use the pay-as-you-go billing method and the pay-by-data-transfer metering method, you are charged based on hourly data transfer.
EIP configuration fee (not charged when specific conditions are met) You are charged EIP configuration fees for pay-as-you-go EIPs. You are not charged an EIP configuration fee for an EIP if the following conditions are met: The EIP is associated with an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance in a virtual private cloud (VPC) or an elastic container instance. The number of EIPs that your Alibaba Cloud account can own does not exceed 2,000.
Note
EIP configuration fees
EIP association fee (not charged when specific conditions are met)
Whether you are charged an EIP association fee is determined by the number of times that you associate EIPs in each region with each Alibaba Cloud account.
Important You are charged an EIP association fee if you first purchased EIPs after 00:00 (UTC+8) on January 15, 2020. If you purchased EIPs before 00:00 (UTC+8) on January 15, 2020, you are not charged an EIP association fee.
You are not charged an association fee if the number of times that you associate EIPs in each region with each account within one calendar day does not exceed five times the quota. If the number of times that you associate EIPs exceeds five times the quota, you are charged USD 0.149 for each additional time. Association fees are calculated and bills are generated on a daily basis.
Note The quota is equal to the default number of EIPs that can be owned by your Alibaba Cloud account. For more information about how to view quotas, see View and manage quotas.

For example, if your account can own at most 20 EIPs, you can associate EIPs 100 times in each region within one day free of charge. If you associate EIPs more than 100 times, you are charged USD 0.149 for each additional time. For example, if you associate EIPs 101 times in a region within one day, the association fee is USD 0.149. If you associate EIPs 110 times in a region within one day, the total association fee is USD 1.49.

N/A
Billing of value-added services
Security protection fee (charged based on the Anti-DDoS edition)
  • If you use Anti-DDoS Origin Basic, you are not charged a security protection fee.
  • If you use Anti-DDoS Pro/Premium, you are charged a security protection fee.
Anti-DDoS fee (optional)

Billing cycle

The following table describes the billing cycles of EIPs.
Billing cycle Fee deduction time and bill generation time Billable item
Hourly A bill is generated within 1 hour after the current billing cycle ends. The time when bills are issued is determined by the system.
Daily A bill is generated in the early hours of the following day. The time when bills are issued is determined by the system.
Monthly A bill is generated on the first day of the following calendar month. The time when bills are issued is determined by the system. Internet data transfer fee: Bandwidth fees for subscription EIPs

Pricing

For more information about the pricing of each billable item, see Subscription and Pay-as-you-go. The prices on the buy page in the EIP console prevails.

References

  • Billing method
    Subscription
    Pay-as-you-go
    Change the billing method
  • Related topics
    Overdue payments
    Renewal
    View bills
    FAQ about billing