Elastic IP addresses (EIPs) support the following line types: BGP (Multi-ISP) and BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro. The two types support the pay-as-you-go and subscription billing methods.
All regions support BGP (Multi-ISP) EIPs.
Only the following regions support BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro EIPs: China (Hong Kong), Japan (Tokyo), Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Philippines (Manila), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Thailand (Bangkok). BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro EIPs support only the pay-as-you-go billing method in the following regions: Japan (Tokyo), Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Philippines (Manila), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Thailand (Bangkok).
EIPs support the subscription and pay-as-you-go billing methods. The billing methods support different metering methods for Internet data transfer. Each metering method is ideal for different scenarios. You can select a metering method based on your business requirements.
If you cannot estimate the traffic usage, we recommend that you select the pay-by-data-transfer metering method.
The billable items vary based on the metering method. The following figure shows the billable items of EIP:
Internet data transfer fee
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 when the following conditions are met: The EIP is associated with an elastic container instance or an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance that resides in a virtual private cloud (VPC). The number of EIPs that your Alibaba Cloud account can own does not exceed 2,000.
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.
If you first purchased EIPs after 00:00:00 (UTC+8) on January 15, 2020, you are charged an EIP association fee. If you purchased EIPs before 00:00:00 (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 is greater than five times the quota, you are charged at USD 0.149 per time for the extra times. Association fees are calculated and bills are generated on a daily basis.
For example, if your account can own up to 20 EIPs, you can associate EIPs 100 times in each region within one calendar day free of charge. If the number of times is greater than 100, you are charged at USD 0.149 per time for the extra times. You are charged USD 0.149 for the 101th time that you associate an EIP. If you associate EIPs 110 times, you are charged USD 1.49 for the extra times.
The default quota of EIPs is changed from 20 to 30 on August 1, 2023. EIP association fees are charged based on the original quota 20 on August 1, 2023, in which case you can associate EIPs 100 times free of charge. Starting August 2, 2023, the new quota 30 takes effect, in which case you can associate EIPs 150 times free of charge.
The following table describes the billing cycles of EIPs.
Fee deduction time and bill generation time
A bill is generated within 1 hour after the current billing cycle ends. The time when bills are issued is determined by the system.
A bill is generated in the early hours of the next day. The system determines the time when bills are generated.
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