This topic describes the billing methods of Message Queue for Apache Kafka. You can select a billing method based on your business requirements.
Message Queue for Apache Kafka supports the following billing methods:
- Subscription: You can use resources that are billed based on the subscription billing method only after you purchase the resources. This billing method is suitable for stable and long-term business scenarios.
- Pay-as-you-go: If an instance uses the pay-as-you-go billing method, the instance is billed based on the number of resources that you use. In most cases, this billing method is used for testing or for short-term scenarios in which the traffic volume during peak hours is uncertain.
For a detailed description of each billing method, see the following topics.
SubscriptionBilling rulesInstance renewal
Other related topicsChange the billing method from pay-as-you-go to subscriptionSet the notification policy for imminent overdue payments and instance releaseOverdue paymentsView billing and usage detailsRefundsBilling FAQ