This topic describes the billing methods, billable items, and billing cycle of Log Service.

Billing methods

Log Service supports the pay-as-you-go and subscription billing methods.
  • Pay-as-you-go: You are charged based on the usage of each billable item. Fees are deducted after resources are consumed. Log Service provides monthly quotas that are free of charge. If your resource usage fluctuates, we recommend that you use the pay-as-you-go billing method.
  • Subscription (resource plan): You must purchase resource plans to offset the fees of billable items. Fees for the resource plans are deducted before you can use the resource plans to offset the fees of billable items. If your resource usage does not fluctuate, we recommend that you use the subscription billing method. For more information, see Overview.
Note
  • The subscription billing method is more cost-effective than the pay-as-you-go billing method.
  • Each resource plan has a quota of resource usage. If the quota is exceeded, you are charged for the excess resource usage based on the pay-as-you-go billing method. We recommend that you purchase resource plans based on your workloads and business scale.

Billable items

The following figure shows the billable items of Log Service.

Billable items
  • Pay-as-you-go: For more information about the pricing of billable items, visit the Log Service pricing page.
  • Subscription: Log Service provides resource plans that you can use to offset the fees of billable items. For more information about the pricing of resource plans, visit the Log Service Subscription page.

Billing cycle

The amount of consumed Log Service resources is calculated on a daily basis. You are charged based on the amount of consumed resources.

References

  • Resource plan
    Resource plan overview
    Resource plan purchase
    Resource plan renewal
    Offset details about a resource plan
    Usage details about a resource plan
    Warning settings for a resource plan
  • Others
    Billable items
    Bill query
    Resource usage query
    Refunds
    Overdue payments
    FAQ about billing