The default billing method is pay-as-you-go after you activate Object Storage Service (OSS). For some billable items, you can purchase resource plans to offset fees. You can purchase resource plans to offset fees for different billable items based on your actual resource usage. Compared with pay-as-you-go, resource plans can be more cost effective.

Types of resource plans

The following table describes the resource plans that are provided by OSS and the rules based on which fees are offset. Ticks (✓) indicate that resource plans of this type support the operation. Crosses (×) indicate that resource plans of this type do not support the operation.

Note Fees that cannot be offset from resource plans are billed on a pay-as-you-go basis. These fees include the fees for data processing, cross-region replication (CRR) traffic, requests, and object tagging.
Resource plan Deductible fee Upgrade resource plan Renew resource plan Purchase multiple resource plans
Storage plan for Standard locally redundant storage (LRS) Fees for storage usage of Standard LRS: the fees incurred when you store Standard LRS objects in a bucket. ×
Storage plan for Infrequent Access (IA) LRS Fees for storage usage of IA LRS: the fees incurred when you store IA LRS objects in a bucket. ×
Outbound traffic plan Fees for outbound traffic over the Internet: the fees incurred when data from OSS is accessed or downloaded over the Internet. ×
Transfer acceleration plan The fees incurred when you use an acceleration endpoint to access OSS. Types of transfer acceleration plans:
  • Acceleration AccM2MIn
  • Acceleration AccM2MOut
  • Acceleration AccM2OIn
  • Acceleration AccM2OOut
  • Acceleration AccO2MIn
  • Acceleration AccO2MOut
  • Acceleration AccO2OIn
  • Acceleration AccO2OOut
× ×
DDoS protection basic plan Fees for Anti-DDoS Pro or Anti-DDoS Premium resource reservation.
Note
  • You can use this type of the plan to offset the fees generated for Anti-DDoS Pro or Anti-DDoS Premium instances in different regions. One DDoS protection basic plan can be used to offset only the metering of a single instance in a single region within one hour.
  • If Anti-DDoS fees are generated in multiple regions within one hour, you can purchase multiple DDoS protection basic plans to offset the fees.
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FAQ

  • When does a resource plan take effect?

    A resource plan takes effect immediately after payment. However, overdue payments cannot be offset by using the resource plan.

  • What do I do when a resource plan expires?

    If you fail to renew a resource plan when the resource plan expires, resource usage is charged on the pay-as-you-go billing method.

  • What do I do if the quota of a resource plan is exceeded?

    If the resources you use exceed the quota of your resource plan, resource usage that exceeds the quota of the plan is charged on the pay-as-you-go billing method.

  • Can I purchase multiple resource plans of the same type?
    • You cannot purchase multiple storage plans of the same type within the same validity period.

      You can purchase only one storage plan of each type within the same validity period. If you require a storage plan with a higher specification or longer validity period, you can upgrade or renew the existing storage plan.

    • You can purchase multiple outbound traffic plans and renew your outbound traffic plans. You cannot upgrade outbound traffic plans.