This topic describes the billing rules of subscription Global Accelerator instances.
First-time users can apply for a one-month free trial of GA by using their Alibaba Cloud accounts within the 00:00:00 on April 1, 2021 to 00:00:00 on April 1, 2024 period. The Alibaba Cloud accounts must pass enterprise real-name verification. You can submit an application to participate in the free trial. For more information about the free trial and the supported instance types, see Time-limited one-month free trials of GA.
The subscription billing method requires you to pay a subscription fee before you can use resources. The following table describes the billing rules of subscription Global Accelerator instances.
Standard Global Accelerator instance
The billable items of a standard Global Accelerator instance consist of an instance fee and a specification fee.
The billing cycle (based on UTC+8) of a subscription Global Accelerator instance is the subscription duration of the GA instance. The billing cycle starts from the time when the subscription GA instance is purchased or renewed and ends at 24:00:00 on the day when the GA instance expires. The time is accurate to the second.
A bill is generated on the first day of the next calendar month after a billing cycle ends. The system determines the time when bills are generated.
Basic Global Accelerator instance
The billable items of a basic Global Accelerator instance include only an instance fee.
Subscription Global Accelerator instances support pay-by-data-transfer and pay-by-bandwidth bandwidth metering methods.
If you purchase a subscription Global Accelerator instance whose bandwidth metering method is pay-by-data-transfer, the bills are generated by Cloud Data Transfer (CDT). You do not need to purchase a basic bandwidth plan and associate it with the GA instance. For more information, see Pay-by-data-transfer.
If you purchase a subscription Global Accelerator instance whose bandwidth metering method is pay-by-bandwidth, you must purchase a basic bandwidth plan and associate it with the Global Accelerator instance. A basic bandwidth plan provides bandwidth for data transfer over the Internet and the internal networks of Alibaba Cloud. You cannot use a basic bandwidth plan for data transfer between regions in the Chinese mainland and regions outside the Chinese mainland. For information about the billing rules of basic bandwidth plans, see Subscription basic bandwidth plans.
Instance fees are billed based on instance usage. If you use standard Global Accelerator instances or basic Global Accelerator instances, you are charged instance fees.
Instance fee = Instance unit price (USD/month) × Duration (months)
In this example, the instance unit price is only for reference. You can view the actual price on the buy page in the GA console.
The instance unit price of Global Accelerator is USD 15/month.
Standard Global Accelerator instances provide multiple specifications. The fee of each specification varies based on acceleration capabilities. You are charged specification fees only for standard Global Accelerator instances.
Specification fee = Specification unit price (USD/month) × Duration (months)
By default, GA instances whose specifications are Large III or higher are not available. To use GA instances whose specifications are Large III or higher, contact your account manager.
The unit prices in the following table are for reference only. You can view the actual prices on the buy page of the GA console.
Number of acceleration regions
Maximum number of concurrent connections
For information about the acceleration areas and regions that are supported by Global Accelerator, see Overview.
Super Large Ⅰ
Super Large Ⅱ
When you create a subscription Global Accelerator instance, you must pay the subscription fee. If you no longer use a subscription Global Accelerator instance, you can cancel the subscription to the Global Accelerator instance and request a refund. For more information, see Refund policies.