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Object Storage Service:Pay-as-you-go

Last Updated:Sep 05, 2023

By default, OSS uses the pay-as-you-go billing method. This billing method allows you to pay after you use resources.



Billing rule

You are charged based on the resource usage. Bills are generated and fees are deducted from the balance of your Alibaba Cloud account after a billing cycle ends.


The pay-as-you-go billing method is suitable for the following scenarios:

  • Resource usage frequently fluctuates.

  • Your business has short-term requirements on resource usage.

Billable item

The following items support the pay-as-you-go billing method:

Billing cycle

You are billed on an hourly basis. The fees are automatically deducted from the balance of your Alibaba Cloud account. Bills are generally generated after a billing cycle ends. The time when bills are generated is determined by the system.


If the total value of your account balance and the vouchers in your Alibaba Cloud account is less than the amount that you need to pay, you are notified by text messages or emails.


For more information about the pricing of the pay-as-you-go billing method, visit the OSS Pricing page.